Tag Archives: Desert War

Desert Thief

Issue Number: 5422

Newly transferred to a desert reconnaissance group, Jim Collingwood was determined to prove he was good enough to serve with the experienced men around him. And on his first patrol he did just that, saving the others from an enemy ambush that could have wiped them all out. But what no-one else in the unit […]

Sands of Death

Issue Number: 5416

Lieutenant Harry Brent was a man with a mission.  He had been chosen by British Intelligence to go into the desert and convince the local tribesmen to fight alongside the British — and the bag of gold he carried would act as the perfect persuader. An easy task, you might think, but Harry was going […]

Miss Hellfire

Issue Number: 5415

A socialite, nurse, and driver, Petra Stone wasn’t afraid of anything. Once she fixed her mind on something she put her foot straight down on the accelerator, racing ahead and leaving everyone else in her dust. When war broke out, finally she had a real challenge and a chance to prove herself. She didn’t know what […]

Breaking Point!

Issue Number: 5412

Eyes glazed by the desert sun, half-demented by thirst, the German Captain thought his last hours had come. Lost in the desert without transport, there was no hope for him or his men. Then… was it a mirage? No it was real — the robed figure striding over the dunes, face hidden in the shadow […]

A Fool’s Errand

Issue Number: 5403

Lieutenant Stanley Harvey wasn’t the most experienced officer plodding around the Egyptian desert in 1942. And his young age didn’t really inspire confidence in the rank and file either. So, when Harvey was sent on a useless little task with scruffy Privates Kenny Cheam and Sidney Kerr, he felt like he was being fobbed off. […]

Common Foe

Issue Number: 5400

Strange things — very strange things — happen in the desert under the hot blazing sun which saps people’s strength and attacks their minds with savage hammer blows of heat. Take the day, for instance, when British and German soldiers, fierce enemies the previous day, stood shoulder to shoulder, guns blazing, to fight back a […]

Yellow Hero

Issue Number: 5388

Not many men can say they’ve faced a firing squad and lived. Jim Tulley is one who could. But he preferred to forget the day he’d stood up against a wall looking down British rifle barrels. Anyway, he was too busy fighting the war as the Allies pushed into Europe. Too busy, that was, until […]

Raging Metal

Issue Number: 5357

August 1942. Raging metal burned hot under the scorching desert sun. But a grudge between two Aussie tank commanders boiled even hotter. Sergeant Bob Andrews hated Sergeant Simon Meredith, but when Bob’s tank was knocked for six and he saw Meredith leave him high and dry — his rage exploded fivefold. The coward had abandoned […]

The White Feather

Issue Number: 5356

No guts! That’s what they said about young Harry Bishop, and that’s why he was demoted to being a buckshee driver in a twenty‑five pounder gun crew instead of commanding one of his own. The one person left to believe in Harry was — Harry. So he pinched back a gun from the Germans, and […]