Tag Archives: Keith Shone

The Nelson Spirit

Issue Number: 5146

Schoolboy Billy Peters loved the old stories of swashbuckling pirates — and, living on an island in the Caribbean, there were plenty of tales to hear. But this was 1941 and Britain was at war with Germany. There were other pirates to worry about now — the kind who sailed U-boats and threatened to cripple […]

Fools’ Gold

Issue Number: 5110

Only a fool would go in search of hidden treasure as terrible tank and infantry battles raged all around. Yes, war had seized North Africa, but still the lure of untold wealth had taken its grip. What had made it even more difficult to understand was that more than one desperate man was searching for […]

Soldiers for Hire

Issue Number: 5106

There was no turning back for Joe Lane and Ian Benson. Fugitives from the British Army because of a moment of madness, they fled to Europe. It was 1936, and in Spain a savage civil war was raging. What better way to hide from justice than as hired soldiers in a foreign war? But they […]

The Sappers

Issue Number: 5098

We call then the Royal Engineers but they began as the Royal Sappers and Miners. And one of their original jobs was to dig ‘saps’ – dark, dangerous tunnels which stretched far under enemy lines. Pack a picked spot with explosives and bang went a target in a spectacular explosion. They were still practising this […]

A Tale of Two Wars

Issue Number: 5094

Gallipoli, Western Turkey, 1915 – savage fighting raged as Allied forces tried to advance inland against tough Turkish opposition. Korea, South-East Asia, 1950 – the forces of the United States of America were locked in a bitter struggle with the Chinese-backed communist forces of North Korea. Two battlegrounds separated but thirty-five years and thousand upon […]

Escape to Battle

Issue Number: 5034

For someone desperately seeking safety, joining the army on the brink of a full-scale war might not seem like the wisest move. But when your name is high on a Mafia hit-list, escape to battle isn’t such a crazy idea after all. For, surely, even the Mafia couldn’t track you down to a battlefield thousands […]

Trouble Trooper

Issue Number: 5022

Trooper Bill Bourne had the annoying habit of wandering off without telling anybody – and that often got him into trouble. Now, as his long-suffering sergeant set off to fetch him back from his latest jaunt, it seemed that the Trouble Trooper had landed in deeper bother than usual as shots sounded ahead. But concern […]

Treasure Hunt

Issue Number: 5010

Three captains – British, French and German – made up the strange team that had to recover a hoard of Nazi loot before the Russians occupied the sector in which it had been lost. It was a tough task, which wasn’t helped when a fourth captain joined the hunt – with his own reasons for […]

Jailbreak Heroes

Issue Number: 4998
Jailbreak Heroes, cover by Ian Kennedy

Three men on the run – but running into danger instead of away from it. For when ex-Sergeant Mike Stone got the chance to escape from Polworth Military Prison in England, he decided to head back to the front line in France to seek revenge on the cowardly officer who had betrayed him. And the […]

Pirate Patrol

Issue Number: 4990
Pirate Patrol, cover by Jeff Bevan

Nick Borley cursed the day he had been switched from commanding a fast motor launch to take over an antiquated schooner. And never more so than now as they ran before a storm, the sails and rigging in tatters after the Luftwaffe had paid a call. Up ahead lay the hostile enemy-held coast and at […]