Tag Archives: George Low

A Tank Called Tempest

Issue Number: 5111

When an Australian, a Kiwi, a South African and an Englishman step into a tank – sparks are sure to fly! Lieutenant Ranald Booker had to write an article about cooperation between the Commonwealth nations. But, despite being confronted with fighting the Germans and Italians in North Africa, some troops were more interested in scrapping with […]

Toe to Toe

Issue Number: 5107

When Jake Reilly entered the Second Word War, his skirmishes on the football field felt a whole world away. The last thing he expected to see was an old enemy on the pitch – a goalkeeper, named Tony Parsons. But when both of them ended up in the same prisoner of war camp, they would […]

Singapore Strike!

Issue Number: 5097

With his scrawny, bony frame, people often underestimated Fred Burton. But when two East London thugs took him for an easy target – they got a nasty surprise in the shape of a punch, kick and wallop from a Chinese sailor experienced in the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. After that, Fred became obsessed with […]

Highland Games

Issue Number: 5091

No-one would expect German spies to be out in the Scottish Highlands on a cold night in 1942… but that did not stop Rory MacLean from tightly clutching his BSA standard No. 1 Model air rifle. As an owl’s hoot broke the eerie stillness, Rory tensed then tutted at himself for being so foolish. But […]

Trouble in Tibet

Issue Number: 5089

In the thirteenth century, Kublai Khan’s ships were decimated by two typhoons off the coast of Japan. The Japanese deemed these typhoons a ‘kamikaze’ or a ‘divine wind’, which bolstered the nation’s belief that their shores would never be invaded. This belief would cause a German team, led by an SS Major and a team […]

Terror on the Tundra

Issue Number: 5083

Fighting in the Kola Peninsula, high in the polar latitude of the Russian tundra, the Eastern Front was awash in white, hiding the skilled Sami soldiers who hunted in the snow. These stealthy fighters fought for both sides of the war, earning fear and admiration… British Naval Officer Gavin Wright and Royal Artillery Bombardier Jim […]

Troubled Times

Issue Number: 5071

It was 1918, and in the cold dead of the night over the trenches, German troopers crawled across the muddy, blood-soaked landscape. For Feldwebel Kurt Woden and Unteroffizer Johann Aachen it was just another night raid on British lines, but for Leutnant Erwin Horch it was his first terrifying mission… Then, The Great War ended […]

Operation Eagle Strike

Issue Number: 5069

By 1943, the victorious days of Operation Barbarossa were over. The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union had stalled and the Germans were barely holding out against the cold might of the Red Army. But the furious Nazi eagle still had a few tricks left in its arsenal before it would be defeated… its claw […]

Wings of Woe

Issue Number: 5065

Piloting a Heinkel He 111, Leutnant Jurgen Loden was only as good as his crew: cheerful dorsal gunner and radio operator, Willi Klein; quiet ventral turret gunner, Franz Weiss; boisterous side fuselage gunner, Otto Schwabel, and outspoken navigator and bomb-aimer, Marin Lutz. Jurgen wanted nothing more than to live up to his brother’s reputation as […]

Fenshire Silver

Issue Number: 5061

Private Harry Clark was a respected member of the Fenshire Regiment. Although he was a member of the elite class, he turned down a commission in order to serve among the ranks of the ordinary men, and his best mate, Joe Reagan. Their platoon leader, Lieutenant Adrian Seacombe, on the other hand, cared about one […]