Tag Archives: Dunkirk

Fighting Civvy

Issue Number: 5166

Bill Carpenter was a civilian, a top salesman for farming machinery who wanted nothing to do with the war. But no-one had told the Germans that, and he found himself caught up in the retreat to Dunkirk. Civvy or not, Bill was forced to fight to survive. And if the Jerries had known how good […]

The Last Men at Dunkirk

Issue Number: 5163

Sergeant Ronnie Malloy stood alone on the French pier looking out towards the sea. The beach was deserted bar the smoking husks of discarded British trucks. The lines of men desperate to clamber aboard the ships bound for Blighty were all gone and the place was silent except for the quiet ebb of the tide. In […]

Last Boat Home

Issue Number: 5127

The Blitzkreig had thundered through France leaving carnage in its wake. For many men, the British Expeditionary Force’s retreat ended long before the beaches at Dunkirk. But one thing was certain: Lieutenant Jack Dodd was going to get his men home. Even as they huddled, stranded in a coastal village, with no hope of the […]

Falsely Accused!

Issue Number: 5055

During the chaos of the Dunkirk retreat, units were scattered under fire from German aircraft. Many soldiers were left alone, separated from their squadrons. Some took this opportunity to scavenge valuables. So, when Private Bill Wilson wandered alone into a ruined French village with a bag of looted treasure, Sergeant Thomson did not believe Bill’s […]

Lifeboat Heroes!

Issue Number: 5043

The courageous exploits of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution during the Second World War are often overlooked. However, without these brave volunteers, many pilots, sailors and even army men would have perished in the waters around Britain. The crew of The Remarkable were among these R.N.L.I. volunteers. Rob Bishop, Andy Price and Ian Kirkwood weren’t […]

Hoodoo Mission

Issue Number: 5040

Take a look at this list: dispatch-rider’s motorcycle, German staff car, Matilda Tank, Panzer Mark IV. It takes a lot of training, plus plenty practice, to become a really top driver of even one of that lot. No man could handle them all like an ace. No man? Wait a minute, you heard of ‘Wheels’ […]