Tag Archives: Ian Kennedy

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, […]

Desert Thief

Issue Number: 5422

Newly transferred to a desert reconnaissance group, Jim Collingwood was determined to prove he was good enough to serve with the experienced men around him. And on his first patrol he did just that, saving the others from an enemy ambush that could have wiped them all out. But what no-one else in the unit […]

Miss Hellfire

Issue Number: 5415

A socialite, nurse, and driver, Petra Stone wasn’t afraid of anything. Once she fixed her mind on something she put her foot straight down on the accelerator, racing ahead and leaving everyone else in her dust. When war broke out, finally she had a real challenge and a chance to prove herself. She didn’t know what […]

To Catch a Spy

Issue Number: 5410

To catch an enemy agent operating in Britain and known only by the codename “Leopard” — that was the task facing Captain Barry West, and he hadn’t had much success. Until now that is, for in Nazi‑occupied France the agent’s cover was about to be blown and his true identity revealed. But one problem still […]