Tag Archives: Janek Matysiak

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 […]

Singapore Strike!

Issue Number: 5097

With his scrawny, bony frame, people often underestimated Fred Burton. But when two East London thugs took him for an easy target – they got a nasty surprise in the shape of a punch, kick and wallop from a Chinese sailor experienced in the art of Shaolin Kung Fu. After that, Fred became obsessed with […]

Devil Dogs

Issue Number: 5085

By 1918, the end of the Great War was in sight, but even as it ground towards its bloody conclusion, the US Marine Corps were shipped in, charging while others retreated, straight to the front line. Facing German machine guns, barbed wire, mortar shells and mustard gas, the Americans were fearless in battle, earning them […]

Reclaim The Phantom

Issue Number: 5075

Fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, it was not uncommon for ships to be at sea for months at a time, and during those long, isolated days it was easy for friendships or vendettas to form. Under the Caribbean sun, Captain John Valentine sailed to warn a British Flotilla about a heavily armed French convoy they […]

Troubled Times

Issue Number: 5071

It was 1918, and in the cold dead of the night over the trenches, German troopers crawled across the muddy, blood-soaked landscape. For Feldwebel Kurt Woden and Unteroffizer Johann Aachen it was just another night raid on British lines, but for Leutnant Erwin Horch it was his first terrifying mission… Then, The Great War ended […]

The Crew

Issue Number: 5063

Lieutenant Frank Temple yearned for his own command. He had already served four years aboard the frigate H.M.S. Eagleton, so he was delighted when he was assigned a boat in the Mediterranean sector. Frank had been branded a maverick because of his outlandish opinions on maritime warfare, but now armed with his new Fairmile ‘C’ […]

Target: Armageddon

Issue Number: 5059

After six long years of struggle, Germany finally surrendered in 1945. But for U-Boat Kriegsmarine Kapitan Heinrich Kessler, this was a cowardly betrayal of everything he believed in. He hid his submarine in South America, vowing never to surrender it to the enemy. Then, nearly twenty years later, Kessler had had enough. Germany was split […]

The Battle To Britain

Issue Number: 5047

Charlie Dayton was no soldier… but that didn’t mean he didn’t know how to fight. Living in New York in 1941, Charlie was hot-tempered and ready to join the war. The only problem was America wasn’t. But that didn’t stop Charlie from hopping on the next cargo ship to England – prepared to help out […]

Race – Or Die!

Issue Number: 5031

Nestled on the sleepy Isle of Man, three men had a deep secret – they part of a German spy cell that had infiltrated Britain and Ireland. One among them held a bigger secret, the desire to win the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorbike race. With World War Two raging, there was little […]