Tag Archives: Heath Ackley

Churchill’s Commandos

Issue Number: 5435

“Enterprises must be prepared, with specially‑trained troops of the hunter class, who can develop a reign of terror down these coasts…” Eighty years ago, after the disaster at Dunkirk, Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the formation of a special raiding unit with a brand‑new breed of soldier. These brave and highly‑trained men would come to […]

Ironhide

Issue Number: 5315

The British were the first nation to produce the hulking metal monoliths called tanks. And this one was a beast! Her name was Lydia, but she was a male configuration Mark IV Tank, tearing through the trenches of World War One. The driver, country bumpkin, Alf Hubbert, had a lesson to learn — that tanks […]

Red Snow

Issue Number: 5309

Just outside the beleaguered city of Stalingrad, German and Russian soldiers were trapped by a blizzard on the steppes. As the bitter cold gnawed at their bones, each man wished to be away from the freezing, howling winds. But the cold wasn’t the only thing out in the dark wasteland as bloody pawprints tracked through […]

Billy’s War

Issue Number: 5177

Lieutenant Billy Weekes wanted desperately to see some action aboard the British Destroyer HMS Meadfoot. He had two brothers in the trenches, one in the skies, and a sister on the front line as an ambulance driver. They would all have amazing stories about their war experiences, but Billy… all he had to talk about […]

Dangerous Investigations

Issue Number: 5167

Lieutenant John Weller was like a bloodhound when he was on a case. From his early years as a police detective, solving high‑class robberies, to being a military policeman on the trail of a smuggling ring in the British Army – nothing could stand between him and his investigation… not even a little thing called […]

The Wren and the Eagle

Issue Number: 5119

For the Marshall family, the navy was in their blood. Roderick Marshall was a Rear Admiral; his son Norman was a Lieutenant… so it was only natural when his daughter Judith signed up for the WRNS. Judith wanted freedom and excitement. She wanted to do her part for her country and fight against the Germans […]