Tag Archives: Desert War

Mystery of the Sands

Issue Number: 5186

For over fifty years, a Second World War armoured car had lain buried beneath the sands of the desert – unknown and undisturbed. Then in 1995, a sandstorm uncovered it and sent Alan Brent on a quest to discover its secrets. To solve this mystery of the sands, Alan had to find the answers to […]

Black Schneider

Issue Number: 5168

For Sergeant Bill Kane this was the last straw. Bill had run up against “Black Schneider” — Nazi Major Schneider and his mobile desert commandos — the most feared striking force in the desert. Schneider squashed Bill’s little force as carelessly as he’d have squashed a beetle under his gleaming black jackboots. A solid year […]

Desert Rescue!

Issue Number: 5165

Lieutenant Guy Lewis was desperate for action. Fresh out of officer’s training, he was bored of playing squash in Cairo to pass the time. Then Guy got the posting he had been waiting for – a posting in the North African desert with one of the most notorious Allied regiments – the Long Range Desert […]

Duel of Aces

Issue Number: 5152

Somewhere in a barren range of hills in the desert, two pilots had just been shot down. One was British, the other Italian. Both were aces, two of the finest fliers ever to grace the skies of North Africa. Each was determined to get the other. Many times, they had duelled in the air. And […]

The Enemy of My Enemy

Issue Number: 5143

In the parched deserts of North Africa, water is the most precious resource and, for the Allied and Axis who fought there, it was the difference between life and death. That’s why LRDG Captain Tommy Butler and Afrika Korps Hauptmann Arn Renner were willing to fight to the bitter end to claim an oasis — […]

A Tank Called Tempest

Issue Number: 5111

When an Australian, a Kiwi, a South African and an Englishman step into a tank – sparks are sure to fly! Lieutenant Ranald Booker had to write an article about cooperation between the Commonwealth nations. But, despite being confronted with fighting the Germans and Italians in North Africa, some troops were more interested in scrapping with […]

Fools’ Gold

Issue Number: 5110

Only a fool would go in search of hidden treasure as terrible tank and infantry battles raged all around. Yes, war had seized North Africa, but still the lure of untold wealth had taken its grip. What had made it even more difficult to understand was that more than one desperate man was searching for […]

Clash of Giants

Issue Number: 5100

The British Cruiser tanks swarmed over the desert. As fine a show of armoured might as ever gladdened an infantry regiment who needed help. But beneath the tank crews’ khaki uniforms beat Nazi hearts with nothing but hate in them. And soon the barrels of British guns would be turning on British troops… Story: Allan Art: Bellalta […]

Steeds of Steel

Issue Number: 5052

Stifling desert heat, low-flying Messerschmitts, craftily-hidden mines: Second Lieutenant Neil Hamilton knew he had to face all these as an armoured car commander. But when he added in a private feud between himself and a fellow officer, he began to wonder how he’d find the time to fight the Jerries.   Story: C. G. Walker Art: Bielsa […]

Trouble Hunter

Issue Number: 5048

What was it that turned Corporal Harry Cotton, a quiet, efficient R.A.F. mechanic, into a fighting, double-fisted terror? What gave Harry the courage to face the scorching desert wastes and fight the bloodthirsty Nazi soldiers who waited there for the unwary? The answer lay out there somewhere on the burning desert sands…   Story: Orme Art: Gordon […]