Tag Archives: Olivera

The Condemned Men

Issue Number: 5178

The chances of survival were poor for the officers and men in action in the trenches during the First World War. They all knew it, and courageously got on with the dangerous job at hand. One British officer found this harder than most, though. He was as brave as the next man, but he had […]

The Cutting Edge

Issue Number: 5158

THE PLACE – The Atlantic Ocean. THE TIME – 1944-45. The Second World War. THE RIVALS – Cousins. One a sailor and one an airman. THE TARGETS – German U-Boats. As many as they could sink in their own ways. THE PRIZE – A mighty claymore which had been in the family for generations. Now […]

High Risk Rescue

Issue Number: 5142

Serving on Coastal Motor Boats during the First World War was no joke. 55 feet long, with a top speed of 40 knots, they were uncomfortable and noisy. Their torpedo-launching system was almost as dangerous for their crews as it was for their targets! But now, CMB skipper, Lieutenant Frank Judge had an even more […]

Under Fire!

Issue Number: 5138

Occupied France, 1944. Medical student Jean Valdon was under suspicion by his fellow Frenchmen of collaborating with the Germans. Jean didn’t waste time arguing. He offered his services — and skills — to the hard‑pressed British Army and set out to prove himself… Story: Ian Clark Art: Olivera Cover: Ian Kennedy

Murder in the Clouds

Issue Number: 5122

High over the Channel coasts of England and France, American and British pilots diced with death every day as they took on Hitler’s Luftwaffe. But then, as well as the losses they all saw with their own eyes, other Allied planes began to be mysteriously shot down and a terrible thought occurred to the Allied […]

UNDEFEATED

Issue Number: 4945
Undefeated

Troubled by a past encounter early in his career, Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Alec Weston soon became a respected, if intense, skipper. He was determined that his submarine, H.M.S. Undefeated, would live up to her name — therefore he pushed his crew and the vessel hard. When ferrying a Special Boat Section assault team on […]