The huge stone statue of Buddha smiled… Beside it on this remote Burmese hillside lay the smoking wreckage of a Japanese transport plane, with an injured general inside, and a complete set of plans for their invasion of India. From every point of the compass Japanese search parties came to hunt for the wreck. And […]
He led his squadron into the thick of the fiercest dogfights – and yet he always came back without a scratch. He took fantastic risks, for he seemed to bear a charmed life. They called him “Lucky” Lane, but even his own men came to hate and fear the young Squadron Leader, because they knew […]
Flight Lieutenant Roy Ogden was a pilot who fought and flew strictly by the book. He had a neat, tidy squadron that fought neat, tidy air battles and got quite good results…quite good. Then a big Texan pilot called Mike McClusky arrived on the scene; a daring, slap-happy flier who roared, “Get in and mix […]
Buried under rock and sand in the North African Desert lay the Shield Of Truth. Made of bronze, highly polished, it revealed the truth about any man who looked into its mirror surface. Hidden for over two thousand years, it was found by two British pilots who had staggered mile after mile across the merciless […]
The accepted wisdom is that to command a group of fighting men, a leader needs to inspire. Sometimes he needs to inspire confidence, sometimes loyalty…and sometimes fear. Flight Lieutenant Garry Fraser didn’t really agree with the accepted wisdom; he was one of the lads and in his mind that’s how things would stay when he […]
Meet Clive Rushden, brilliant Hurricane pilot. Meet Mark Rushden, young Commando officer. They were brothers, but put them in the same room and they’d be at each other’s throats. What a pair to choose for one of the most daring missions ever conceived – and behind enemy lines.