Tag Archives: Ian Clark

Flames of War

Issue Number: 5176

A line on a map separated British and German colonies in East Africa, but that meant nothing to Tom Denning and Hans Block. They had always been friends as boys, but when war came in 1914, they were put on opposite sides. It made them enemies. And then they were both posted to France to […]

Sea of Secrets

Issue Number: 5170

When Tim Elder, young and keen, his sub lieutenant’s rank badge shining new, received a posting to the Mediterranean, he found that he had joined a part of the Royal Navy that he knew nothing about. For instance, what was the secret of the grubby fishing vessel that made the Germans determined to sink her? […]

Carrier Pilot

Issue Number: 5154

For some jet pilots, take‑offs and landings on an aircraft carrier were a tad frightening to say the least. It was like that for rookie Garry Carter, operating off the coast of Vietnam, and it didn’t help that superior types like senator’s son, Scott Bradey, boasted that he found it all very easy. But once […]

The Nelson Spirit

Issue Number: 5146

Schoolboy Billy Peters loved the old stories of swashbuckling pirates — and, living on an island in the Caribbean, there were plenty of tales to hear. But this was 1941 and Britain was at war with Germany. There were other pirates to worry about now — the kind who sailed U-boats and threatened to cripple […]

High Risk Rescue

Issue Number: 5142

Serving on Coastal Motor Boats during the First World War was no joke. 55 feet long, with a top speed of 40 knots, they were uncomfortable and noisy. Their torpedo-launching system was almost as dangerous for their crews as it was for their targets! But now, CMB skipper, Lieutenant Frank Judge had an even more […]

Under Fire!

Issue Number: 5138

Occupied France, 1944. Medical student Jean Valdon was under suspicion by his fellow Frenchmen of collaborating with the Germans. Jean didn’t waste time arguing. He offered his services — and skills — to the hard‑pressed British Army and set out to prove himself… Story: Ian Clark Art: Olivera Cover: Ian Kennedy

Air Pirates

Issue Number: 5130

Officially they were called Forward Air Controllers, but air pirates was nearer the mark. What else would you call pilots who sneaked about all over the Vietnamese jungle tops, ambushing the enemy from the air then withdrawing before they had time to retaliate? Roy Armour was one of these men. He flew with a secret […]

Murder in the Clouds

Issue Number: 5122

High over the Channel coasts of England and France, American and British pilots diced with death every day as they took on Hitler’s Luftwaffe. But then, as well as the losses they all saw with their own eyes, other Allied planes began to be mysteriously shot down and a terrible thought occurred to the Allied […]

A Tale of Two Wars

Issue Number: 5094

Gallipoli, Western Turkey, 1915 – savage fighting raged as Allied forces tried to advance inland against tough Turkish opposition. Korea, South-East Asia, 1950 – the forces of the United States of America were locked in a bitter struggle with the Chinese-backed communist forces of North Korea. Two battlegrounds separated but thirty-five years and thousand upon […]

Viking Breed

Issue Number: 5078

A long barrier of rocks, jagged reefs below the seething sea – it was a seaman’s nightmare at any time, but now it was dark… and misty. And hammering along at top speed was an ex-whaling ship in Norwegian hands with Nazi E-boats in hot pursuit! Story: Ian Clark Art: Peter Foster Cover: Jeff Bevan