Tag Archives: Ian Kennedy

Forward the Brave!

Issue Number: 5550

The Allied invasion of France —and every patriotic Frenchman was dedicated to the task of throwing the Nazis out of his country. None more so than Jean le Brave, village teacher, museum curator and fanatical student of the campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte. He saw himself as a master tactician and he was determined to play […]

Pacific Pirates

Issue Number: 5540

HMS Samson was Lieutenant Commander Roland Bream’s destroyer —small, fast and deadly, the pride of her crew and a credit to the Royal Navy. But when she crossed the path of a Japanese Yamato‑class battleship she had to turn tail and flee, not through cowardice but through sheer self‑preservation. For her Japanese opponent was one […]

Old Dogs

Issue Number: 5531

Known as Operation Folklore, the Air Ministry knew they had to box clever if they wanted to beat the invading Argentinians out of the Falkland Islands. Flying a Canberra under Chilean colours, they would recon the enemy without arousing suspicion. But when the pair operating the aircraft is a reckless, young RAF pilot and the […]

Snowbound

Issue Number: 5517

In the frozen town of Verdalsora, Norway, Georg Fischer is part of the Nazi occupation. However, after witnessing first-hand the brutality of his superiors, Fischer is sickened by the regime he knows he is a part of. His only option is to desert, fleeing into the merciless landscape of the fjords. But with enemies everywhere […]

SS Colonel

Issue Number: 5503

Not every man in the German Army was a fanatic. Not everyone relished in war and the bloodthirsty invasion of Soviet Russia —a country that had been their ally —turning brothers in arms against each other. But one man did. He prized it. He was loved by his men and feared by everyone else. He […]

Who needs luck?

Issue Number: 5502

What did it take to fly the mighty Beaufighter on dangerous raids over the jungle? For starters, it took a whole lot of skill and courage.But Pilot Officer Sid Carter reckoned this wasn’t enough. He was a man who needed luck —lots and lots of luck —or he would never come out of the war […]