Tag Archives: Ian Kennedy

Desert Showdown

The men who went behind the lines to raid Rommel’s communications and supply routes in the desert were a hard bunch of no-nonsense fighters. Lieutenant Julian Eastwood’s mob were no different, except that three of them had dark secrets in their murky pasts. But not one of those three suspected the terrible fate that was […]

The Tygrys

Issue Number: 5475

The ORP Tygrys, or Tiger, was a Polish submarine outclassed by Poland’s modern subs, but its Commander, Leopold Swirski, was proud of the ship and his crew. Then September 1st, 1939 came, the Tiger bared its teeth and growled at the invading Nazi hordes. The sub fought tooth and nail to protect its homeland but […]

The Hounds

Issue Number: 5459

Unarmed, unprepared, but unrelenting, six prisoners of war are separated from the rest and told that they might go free —if they can survive the deadly chase against The Hounds! These deadly Werwolf soldiers are elite warriors who would sooner pull the trigger on you than blink, delighted to be part of their kommandants’ sadistic […]

C for Cursed!

Issue Number: 5447

Gordon McAuliffe is the pilot of a Lockheed Hudson bomber based out of RAF Leuchars. All day, every day, he flies the same humdrum maritime patrols searching for enemy vessels. But everything changes when he finds a mysterious ring in a Pictish burial site. At first, Gordon can’t believe his luck at finding a charm […]

A Fighting Chance

Issue Number: 5446

To stay alive in war you’ve got to have an edge over your opponent, something that can swing the odds in your favour. It might be the element of surprise, or a hidden weapon, but it’s always something that puts you one jump ahead and keeps you alive. When he was taken prisoner, Lieutenant Neil […]

Walk — or Die!

Issue Number: 5444

Corporal Tom Gerrard of the Royal Tank Corps was just an ordinary bloke, easy‑going and cheerful. Colonel Karl Oberth of the Tenth Panzer Division was a typical Nazi officer, brutal and unforgiving. Somewhere on the limitless, scorching inferno of the Western Desert, Fate decided that their tank tracks should cross.   Story: Eric Castle Art: […]

A Soldier’s Honour

Issue Number: 5435

Evacuation — again — just like in Greece. The battle for the island of Crete lasted just thirteen days, as Fallschirmjager rained down bringing death and destruction with them. Aussie Corporal Ted Olsen had mates who stayed behind in Greece and it got them killed. Now he’s got a new squad and he’s determined to […]

Clash at Culloden

Issue Number: 5427

Murdo Conmore was quick to join the Jacobite Uprising — too quick for his father and brother Hector’s liking. Their only choice to save the family from future retribution was to even their allegiance, and so Hector was forced to take up arms against his brother.  Then when the rain fell thick at Culloden everything […]

Tassie Devil

Issue Number: 5423

By April 1941, the Nazis had invaded Greece and were pushing the Allies out. Greek, British and Anzac soldiers all fought back bravely, but they were no match. Evacuation was inevitable, however for one Tasmanian, no man was getting left behind! Sergeant Billy Waugh may not have wanted to be a chauffeur to a General, […]