Tag Archives: Desert War

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 […]

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 […]