Tag Archives: Manuel Benet

Flight Into Darkness

Issue Number: 5189

In the black night sky above the barren Iraqi desert, Flight Lieutenant Anthony Davenport had a choice to make as the surface-to-air missile closed in on his Chinook helicopter. He couldn’t avoid the hit, but he could choose where it struck: his side, or his co-pilot’s. With the flight stick in his hand, Tony wished […]

War Bus

Issue Number: 5171

In the First World War, over one thousand London buses were used to ferry soldiers from Blighty to the front line in France. It was a long, dangerous journey, one that would take trainee bus driver Sam Porter far away from the depot in Hackney. 
 Now in the driving seat, in a big, bright […]

The Pact

Issue Number: 5155

Havildar Dilawar Khan, a sergeant in the Indian Army, pushed the Type 100 flamethrower away from his face, its flames licking at him and the Japanese soldier as they fought for control. But Dilawar had something more than survival to fight for, he had a duty to protect his unit and the pact he had […]

The Forlorn Hope

Issue Number: 5139

The men of the 45th Regiment of Foot gripped their Brown Bess muskets with sweaty hands, ready to storm the breaches at Badajoz. The 45th were the soldiers chosen to be the first part of the attack. Their fight would be the hardest with the most casualties. For this, they called them… The Forlorn Hope […]

Convict Commandos: Wolf Warriors

Issue Number: 5123

The Convict Commandos are back and in trouble again! Jelly Jakes, Titch Mooney, Dr Jane Mallory, Smiler Dawson and Major Guy Tenby are in the thick of it once more — this time in Nazi Germany itself! In a headlong retreat behind their own borders, the Germans were desperate to halt the American advance and […]

Doctor’s Orders

Issue Number: 5109

Captain Tom Stewart was bleeding internally. Their Seahawk was downed in a sandstorm; the rotors chewed up and the radio dead. His only hope of staying alive long enough to reach the Coalition Forces was Navy Doctor Captain Jane Daly. But with Iraqi soldiers patrolling on land and in the air, that would not be […]

Trouble in Tibet

Issue Number: 5089

In the thirteenth century, Kublai Khan’s ships were decimated by two typhoons off the coast of Japan. The Japanese deemed these typhoons a ‘kamikaze’ or a ‘divine wind’, which bolstered the nation’s belief that their shores would never be invaded. This belief would cause a German team, led by an SS Major and a team […]

HMS Iceberg

Issue Number: 5067

In early 1943, more than three long years into the war, both sides were desperate. Scientists everywhere were experimenting with weaponry and technology, hoping they might turn the tides of battle in their favour. Professor David Alexander was one such man. Working at a military base off the coast of Canada in the North Atlantic, […]

Jungle Heat

Issue Number: 5057

R.A.A.F pilots Dave Keating and Roger Smith hated each other to distraction, often putting their petty squabbles before their duty and their crew. But when their Catalina crashes into the jungle of Japanese occupied Papua New Guinea, the survivors radio for help. Two days, they are told. Two days until back-up will arrive. Two days […]

Safety First

Issue Number: 5054

R.A.F. officers, Johnny Lees and Nat Rankin, were both skilled fighter pilots. Put either of them in the cockpit of a Hurricane and they could handle whatever the Luftwaffe threw their way. But in an unarmed fishing boat, with a German fighter homing in with all guns blazing, their chances of survival were drastically reduced! […]