Tag Archives: Italy

Wear a Nazi Helmet

Issue Number: 5716

Only three men were left alive in a dug-out on the British front line in Italy, Lieutenant John Regan, his wounded batman and a captured German officer. Nazi soldiers were swarming forward to smash through this weak point. John had no men left to repel them, but he still had one desperate remedy. As the […]

Undercover Agent

Issue Number: 5684

Why were a dozen German paratroopers being flown into British-occupied territory? And why was there a mixed bunch of black-marketeers to greet them? There was certainly more to this than met the eye, and Captain Don Burke, a British undercover agent, was determined to find out what was going on. Story: RA Montague Art: Galindo […]

The Inferno Bowl

Issue Number: 5629

Monte Cassino. The bulwark of the Gustav line stopped the Allied Advance in its tracks. The fighting there saw some of the bloodiest clashes of the Second World War. But even in the white heat of battle, some engagements created their own mystique. One such was called “The Inferno Bowl”. This is the story of […]

Third Time Lucky

Issue Number: 5377

They tried to bomb it with P-47 Thunderbolts — twice! But still the vital supply tunnel in mountainous Northern Italy remained standing. Surrounded by deadly accurate German anti-aircraft guns, the tunnel was almost untouchable. That was until downed Thunderbolt pilot Captain Jack Harks, along with an SOE agent and the local Italian Resistance, turned their […]

Duel of Aces

Issue Number: 5152

Somewhere in a barren range of hills in the desert, two pilots had just been shot down. One was British, the other Italian. Both were aces, two of the finest fliers ever to grace the skies of North Africa. Each was determined to get the other. Many times, they had duelled in the air. And […]

Guessing Game

Issue Number: 5038

Not everybody likes guessing games, but Corporal Bill Smith was quite good at them – which was just as well. For the guess he and some others were about to make might ensure victory…or cost the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers. And Bill didn’t have nearly enough time to make up his mind… Story: […]