Tag Archives: Iain McLaughlin

Raid over Heilbronn

Issue Number: 5183

Christmas, 1944. In the skies over a cold, wintry Germany, a squadron of Avro Lancasters forged onwards towards the city of Heilbronn. Their bellies were filled with bombs, ready to flatten the railway depot transporting the munitions that fuelled the Nazi war machine. But among the icy clouds and streaks of hail were hidden dangers… […]

Tommy’s War

Issue Number: 5181

November 11th, 1918. Armistice. The war was over… or so most thought, but some still held to the regime of battle, and kept a tight hold of their prisoners. All the Weekes family wanted was to be together again, but Tommy lay far away on the other side of the shrapnel filled fields of No […]

Danny’s War

Issue Number: 5173

By late 1918, Captain Daniel ‘Danny’ Weekes had been in the trenches for longer than he could remember. He could no longer recall all the faces of the men who had served with him or died under his command. He would do anything to put a stop to the fighting. But with three brothers, a […]

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 […]

Target: Churchill

Issue Number: 5159

In 1605, Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators crept into the cellars under Parliament with a plot to blow up the British government. More than three hundred years later, in 1943, a group of German spies led by the fanatic Hauptmann Harald Stein had the same idea. Following Guy Fawkes’ example, their plan was to blow […]

The Red Devil

Issue Number: 5153

Hiding in the thick snow, the Red Devil is watching. In the battle-torn, bomb‑shelled carcass of Stalingrad, she stalks her prey. Her sights aimed and her finger taut, she pulls the trigger…   Story: Iain McLaughlin Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Graeme Neil Reid  

Fuelled by Fury

Issue Number: 5151

What do a Lieutenant in the British Army, an East End criminal, a champion athlete, an Italian partisan, and an aged archaeologist all have in common? They’re all on a mission to destroy the biggest Nazi fuel dump in the Mediterranean – which just happens to be inside a dormant volcano!   Story: Iain McLaughlin […]

The Enemy of My Enemy

Issue Number: 5143

In the parched deserts of North Africa, water is the most precious resource and, for the Allied and Axis who fought there, it was the difference between life and death. That’s why LRDG Captain Tommy Butler and Afrika Korps Hauptmann Arn Renner were willing to fight to the bitter end to claim an oasis — […]

The Dark Spitfire

Issue Number: 5135

It came out of nowhere, a glint of moonlight reflected in the dark night sky. The Luftwaffe pilot’s eyes frantically searched for his attacker in the murk of the evening, but it was invisible… a phantom. Then it streaked across the clouds like a bat out of Hades, its guns blazing at the Messerschmitt 109. […]

Doctor’s Orders

Issue Number: 5109

Captain Tom Stewart was bleeding internally. Their Seahawk was downed in a sandstorm; the rotors chewed up and the radio dead. His only hope of staying alive long enough to reach the Coalition Forces was Navy Doctor Captain Jane Daly. But with Iraqi soldiers patrolling on land and in the air, that would not be […]