Tag Archives: Janek Matysiak

Raid over Heilbronn

Issue Number: 5183

Christmas, 1944. In the skies over a cold, wintry Germany, a squadron of Avro Lancasters forged onwards towards the city of Heilbronn. Their bellies were filled with bombs, ready to flatten the railway depot transporting the munitions that fuelled the Nazi war machine. But among the icy clouds and streaks of hail were hidden dangers… […]

Front-Line Fear

Issue Number: 5174

The pilots and soldiers fighting in and above the trenches, tracing their way across France in the First World War, knew all about fear. They faced it every day and made the best of coping with it. That was never easy and if it did become too much, there was always a price to pay. […]

The Last Men at Dunkirk

Issue Number: 5163

Sergeant Ronnie Malloy stood alone on the French pier looking out towards the sea. The beach was deserted bar the smoking husks of discarded British trucks. The lines of men desperate to clamber aboard the ships bound for Blighty were all gone and the place was silent except for the quiet ebb of the tide. In […]

Danger on the Rocks

Issue Number: 5161

After the illuminating events in ‘Danger in the Dark’, Ulysses “Danger” Doyle was delighted to hear that the head of secret intelligence office “Omega”, Basil Copper, would be joining himself and Ned Finch personally on their next mission. But as Danger flew through the air on an ancient rope ladder, dangling precariously over an unexploded […]

The Enemy of My Enemy

Issue Number: 5143

In the parched deserts of North Africa, water is the most precious resource and, for the Allied and Axis who fought there, it was the difference between life and death. That’s why LRDG Captain Tommy Butler and Afrika Korps Hauptmann Arn Renner were willing to fight to the bitter end to claim an oasis — […]

The Phantom’s Revenge

Issue Number: 5131

In the summer of 1808, in the early months of the Peninsular war, five prophecies of death were given to those aboard HMS Phantom. First, in the shadow of a burning cross. Second, amongst the reaper’s spoils. Third, in the jaws of the sea. Fourth, beneath a mountain’s tears. And fifth, when the man with […]

E-boat Strike!

Issue Number: 5125

Adriatic Sea. 1943 Lieutenant Ron Logan and his SBS unit were speeding along, hoping not to run into anyone else foolish to be out on such a miserable night. But they weren’t alone. Before they could disappear into the fog, A MAS boat spotted them and the SBS men fought bitterly to shake off their […]

Danger in the Dark

Issue Number: 5113

After the conclusion of explosive events in ‘Danger in the Desert’, secret agent Ned Finch thought he had earned some well-deserved time off. But when he got it, he didn’t expect to be holidaying in Italian-occupied Abyssinia with the very person who he wanted to get away from in the first place – scientist, poet, […]

Toe to Toe

Issue Number: 5107

When Jake Reilly entered the Second Word War, his skirmishes on the football field felt a whole world away. The last thing he expected to see was an old enemy on the pitch – a goalkeeper, named Tony Parsons. But when both of them ended up in the same prisoner of war camp, they would […]

Into the Wild

Issue Number: 5099

In 1944, a team of Commandos led by Captain Tom Wilson trekked through the dawn-lit Bialowieza Forest in Poland. The forest was quiet, but it felt like they were being watched by a presence in the woods. Their mission was the extraction of a Polish scientist, a specialist in eugenics and a guest of ruthless […]