Tag Archives: Penalva

Deadly Rendezvous

Issue Number: 5572

Lieutenant Ken Miller and Sergeant Bill Blunden had a most important mission — to give the Germans as much information about the Allied invasion of Europe as possible. Heading into enemy-occupied France on a foggy night in May 1944, the pair had a date with danger to keep. How could they know what lay ahead? […]

The Sword Shall Decide

Issue Number: 5552

High on a sand dune in the fierce heat of the African sun, Sergeant Bill Bradley and Major Otto Schmitt faced each other, armed with deadly swords. These were two men in a struggle so desperate that only one would walk away. The strutting German had no doubt who that would be. Hadn’t he been […]

Flame in the Desert

Issue Number: 5544

Tin Tessie, the Daimler armoured car commanded by Sergeant Ben Holden, wasn’t much to look at. After months in the North African desert, there were more scratches than paint on the car. And the dents would make a sergeant major weep.But every one of those dents told the story of skirmishes with the enemy —all […]

The Fugitives

Issue Number: 5528

On and on, over the endless desert wastes went the thirteen desperate Nazis and their two prisoners, Lieutenant Steve Roland and Brigadier Alan Warren. Normally, a German patrol with two captive British officers would have made for their HQ at top speed. But not these Germans!   Neither Steve nor Warren had the slightest idea […]

Swamp of Terror

Issue Number: 5484

The Nazis defending the town of Gelsenfeld reckoned they were sitting pretty. A treacherous swamp round one side of the town forced the Allies to advance from only one direction —and they had that direction covered by a line of machine‑gun nests. They boasted they could beat off any attack. But they didn’t know they […]

The Long Walk

Issue Number: 5480

A major general and three brigadiers —that’s enough top brass to keep four regiments polishing their buttons for months. Normally you don’t find officers of that rank anywhere near the front line, but once in the North African Desert, these four VIPs ventured forth —and soon found themselves stranded with Germans all around. Their escape […]

The Long Trek

Issue Number: 5440

His name was Mike Stone. He was a British Army sergeant who’d been stranded in the jungle with four British prisoners — deserters and troublemakers on their way to a military prison in Rangoon. Normally it would have been just a routine job — but this time their route ran through Japanese territory. And Mike […]

Terror Team

Issue Number: 5408

Tom Barton was desperate to get into action, but the Army wouldn’t let him fight. They wanted him to do an office job, not get mixed up with the Nazis. Well, Tom wasn’t having that. Somehow, he would get into the thick of it. So he took another man’s place! But Tom wasn’t to know […]