Tag Archives: Mediterranean

Sea of Secrets

Issue Number: 5170

When Tim Elder, young and keen, his sub lieutenant’s rank badge shining new, received a posting to the Mediterranean, he found that he had joined a part of the Royal Navy that he knew nothing about. For instance, what was the secret of the grubby fishing vessel that made the Germans determined to sink her? […]

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’ […]

BURNING SKIES

Issue Number: 4938
4938

During the war most people served in the same unit all the time. However, Jack Banham was different. He was in an Italian jail, then a front-line trench with the Greek army, then the observer’s cockpit of an Italian biplane. At one time he was even a colonel in the Greek army… …Or was it […]

SAILOR WITH WINGS

Issue Number: 4900
Sailor With Wings

Lieutenant-Commander Jim Treggaron, pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, had the blood of the old Cornish pirates in his veins – or so his men said. Otherwise, he’d never have tried to organise his Swordfish squadron to operate from a little beach in Greece. They were supposed to fly from their aircraft carrier. However, Jim […]

BREAK THROUGH!

Issue Number: 4892
Break Through

Time and after time, one British company outsmarted the Germans in Crete. If the Nazis planned a sneak-raid and began it five miles away, the British knew at once – and were ready for them. If a Stuka dive-bombing attack was decided on, they got into hiding an hour before it began. They knew exactly […]

ON THE RUN!

Issue Number: 4854
On The Run!

Five wounded men walk out of an Army hospital and set off to reach their own units under their own steam. Happens all the time? Not likely, mate – especially when these men were deep inside enemy territory – even on the wrong side of the Mediterranean! So how could they hope to succeed?

AEGEAN ATTACK

Issue Number: 4853
Aegean Attack

In Autumn, 1943, the Royal Navy battled to seize control of the Aegean Islands from the Germans. The crew of the “Kestrel”, a sturdy Fairmile B Motor Launch were under constant attack from marauding Luftwaffe aircraft. After a mission went disastrously wrong, the boat fell into enemy hands – but not an enemy they had […]

HI-JACK!

Issue Number: 4825
Hi-Jack!

Lieutenant Pete Wade was very glad to see the last of Greece. He had seen too many brave men die facing hopeless odds as the Nazis swarmed in with overwhelming numbers. But he wouldn’t have been nearly so pleased if he’d known that he’d be sent back to Greece…by parachute, at dead of night. And […]

OPERATION TINFISH

Issue Number: 4816
Operation Tinfish

Sinister shapes like prowling sharks – and just as dangerous – swim silently towards a German battleship. Total destruction is their aim. And all the time hostile German eyes are marking the frogmen’s every move…