Tag Archives: Desert War

Crusader Clash

Issue Number: 5487

Operation Crusader was the first action Sergeant Jake Watson had seen since the shambles of the Battle of France. Nothing could have prepared him for it. Under the baking desert sun, there was nowhere to hide from the deadly Stuka dive-bombers as they rained death from above, or the enemy Panzers which seemed to sniff […]

Face the Demon

Issue Number: 5486

Clive Harrison seemed to be a good bloke to have in your platoon. When the going got tough, he never faltered —and on several occasions it was his quick thinking that saved the day. Why then, if he was such a good soldier, would he suddenly run out on his mates?   Story: CG Walker […]

The Long Walk

Issue Number: 5480

A major general and three brigadiers —that’s enough top brass to keep four regiments polishing their buttons for months. Normally you don’t find officers of that rank anywhere near the front line, but once in the North African Desert, these four VIPs ventured forth —and soon found themselves stranded with Germans all around. Their escape […]

Desert Showdown

The men who went behind the lines to raid Rommel’s communications and supply routes in the desert were a hard bunch of no-nonsense fighters. Lieutenant Julian Eastwood’s mob were no different, except that three of them had dark secrets in their murky pasts. But not one of those three suspected the terrible fate that was […]

Desert Fighter

Issue Number: 5456

The Germans had heard plenty about the Eighth Army. They’d heard plenty about the French Foreign Legion too, those tough, devil-may-care adventurers of the desert. Then Captain Dick Bryson of the Eighth Army and Colonel Duclos of the Foreign Legion shook hands in a desert fort in the middle of nowhere and decided to join […]

A Fighting Chance

Issue Number: 5446

To stay alive in war you’ve got to have an edge over your opponent, something that can swing the odds in your favour. It might be the element of surprise, or a hidden weapon, but it’s always something that puts you one jump ahead and keeps you alive. When he was taken prisoner, Lieutenant Neil […]