Tag Archives: Janek Matysiak

Labyrinth

Issue Number: 5199

War cares not for history or men, as battles caused soldiers and sacred ruins to crumble together. That’s when Lieutenant Ned Morris had his dilemma. He was an archaeologist and an officer — he had a duty to protect soldiers and lost civilisations. But when his squad discovers a Japanese-held ruined Pyu city, he’s forced […]

Spitfires of the Sea

Issue Number: 5195

Fast and agile, the Motor Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy were feared in the seas around Britain. Determined to defend the coast, their ferocity under pressure caused them to be dubbed ‘Spitfires of the Sea.’ But that meant nothing to young Able Seaman John Dawes. He longed to be posted to a mighty destroyer […]

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, […]