Tag Archives: Desert War

The Sand-Devils

Issue Number: 5576

Dawn broke over the sandy wastes of the North African desert, and the air shuddered with the roar of engines as one by one the sleek Martin Marauder bombers swept into the air. Each plane was loaded with nearly two tons of bombs, and they were crewed by some of the crack pilots of Bomber […]

Khaki Killer

Issue Number: 5571

Egypt, 1942. Military Police Captain Henry Howard has a murdered prisoner on his hands and thinks he’s heard of just the man to help him solve the mystery — but the enemy is almost upon them! With tanks rolling towards the Allied lines, he and Havildar Tejas Singh dodge bullets and race against the clock […]

Target of Vengeance

Issue Number: 5567

It started in the desert, tracking down the so-called ‘Sahara Sniper’, where LRDG Sergeant Jeff Nicholson lost his best friend in the worst way imaginable. Now, as the Allies make their way through the Italian mountains, medics are being picked off faster than a sniper’s bullet! Can Jeff and a green American crack-shot corporal finally […]

Battleaxe

Issue Number: 5563

June, 1941. Sister Darcy Jackson and her damaged Austin K2/Y ambulance are following the tracks of the retreat from Halfaya Pass, picking up stragglers. Along the way, the pragmatic nurse, Sepoy Danny Kholi and injured Lieutenant Calum Stone manage to capture a German major and rescue a downed pilot, but little do they know how […]

The Sword Shall Decide

Issue Number: 5552

High on a sand dune in the fierce heat of the African sun, Sergeant Bill Bradley and Major Otto Schmitt faced each other, armed with deadly swords. These were two men in a struggle so desperate that only one would walk away. The strutting German had no doubt who that would be. Hadn’t he been […]

Flame in the Desert

Issue Number: 5544

Tin Tessie, the Daimler armoured car commanded by Sergeant Ben Holden, wasn’t much to look at. After months in the North African desert, there were more scratches than paint on the car. And the dents would make a sergeant major weep.But every one of those dents told the story of skirmishes with the enemy —all […]

The Cobras’ Nest

Issue Number: 5536

“The Cobras” they called them, this squadron of Airacobra fighters which struck day after day at the Nazis and always seemed to just vanish into the desert again.No wonder the Nazis could never find their secret base. It was deep behind German lines —the last place the enemy would look!   Story: Brunt Ar: Arias […]

The Fugitives

Issue Number: 5528

On and on, over the endless desert wastes went the thirteen desperate Nazis and their two prisoners, Lieutenant Steve Roland and Brigadier Alan Warren. Normally, a German patrol with two captive British officers would have made for their HQ at top speed. But not these Germans!   Neither Steve nor Warren had the slightest idea […]

Desert Squadron

Issue Number: 5516

The dusty battered Hurricanes ranged far and wide over the desert, guns seeking out Nazi target after target. Every pilot was a crack-shot, men with nerves of steel and the courage of lions. All that was, except Pilot Officer David Groves. No matter how hard he tried, he just never made a success of anything.At […]