Tag Archives: Desert War

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: 5390

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 […]

Blood in the Sand

Issue Number: 5352

Follow the trail of red, he-man blood into the white heat of the man-killing Western Desert, and you’ll come across a hero… a little runt of a hero called Hank Hale, the one they all laughed at. All, that is, except the Nazis he met up with in the desert. For dead men seldom smile… […]

Lone Eagle

Issue Number: 5324

“Ginger” Stubbs was a cheeky little cockney sergeant pilot whose Hurricane was brought down inside the besieged fortress of Tobruk. Any other pilot would’ve flown right out again after repairs, but not Ginger. The Desert Rats of Tobruk were in trouble, so Ginger and his hard-hitting Hurricane decided to stick around and fight — and […]

Man of Mystery

Issue Number: 5322

He walked out of the empty desert one night, a man dressed in the ordinary uniform of an ordinary British corporal. But this was not an ordinary man. Strange things happened when he was around. He had powers that other men didn’t have. When he told Sergeant Dave Wilson his strange story, Dave had to […]