Tag Archives: Penalva

None So Brave

Issue Number: 5212

If there was one thing Nicky Quinn didn’t fancy it was the army. Nicky was a jazz trumpeter and when he and his musicians were called up, he made every effort to stay out of the war. But he wasn’t reckoning on Sergeant Major Jake Bradley – and Bradley had a way of making men […]

Soldier from Space

Issue Number: 5192

“Missing, presumed dead” – that’s all it said on the record of Private Jack Robertson, a young soldier who just vanished off the face of the earth one day in 1940. His CO, Lieutenant Mike Johnson knew what had really happened, but he dared not tell the truth. After all, who’d believe him if he […]

The Fighting Phantom

Issue Number: 5148

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took […]

Heroes’ Hill

Issue Number: 5144

It wasn’t much of a hill…it didn’t look important but it was a natural observation point that looked out over the Dutch countryside for miles around. And it would make history in its own little way. Lieutenant Sandy Sanderson’s orders were to take the hill in any way possible to cover the oncoming Allied offensive. […]

Midnight Menace

Issue Number: 5132

They called it Operation Midnight Sun. It had never been done before, but the Nazis thought they had found a new way of winning a battle – and maybe even the war. It meant turning night into day – and they were clever enough to find a way of doing even that. But it takes […]

Terror Drop

Issue Number: 5128

Right into the heart of the Gestapo HQ they had come – six Polish deserters led by an English officer. Their mission was to capture a Gestapo official – alive. But for Lieutenant Ron Barclay there was another quest – he was trying to find his father, who had vanished in Poland when the Nazis […]

Under the Wire

Issue Number: 5124

After Jerry shelled their trench on the Italian Front, Lieutenant Pete Smith and his batman, Tich Nimmo, were buried alive in their dugout. Above them, the British defences took a hiding, swarmed by the advancing German infantry. Pete and Tich only had one choice : to dig their way out and retreat to the British […]

Mission of No Return

Issue Number: 5104

Twickenham, Murrayfield or Cardiff Arms Park would have cheered them to the echo for their accurate passing. But it wasn’t a rugger ball the paratroopers passed to each other as they dashed across the German line of fire. It was a deadly bazooka shell – and they weren’t playing just to add a few points […]

And Everywhere That Casey Went…

Issue Number: 5096

…His sworn enemy was sure to go. The military policemen stood ankle-deep in the snow at the cross-roads in the Ardennes. Their uniforms, their slouch, and the constant motion of their jaws as they chewed gum marked them clearly as Americans. And that’s just exactly what who any who saw them were meant to think. […]

Frightened Hero

Issue Number: 5092

A white flag is the signal of surrender. Some say it’s also the banner of cowardice that no real fighting man would ever carry. Corporal Bob Tracy showed the white flag, but just try telling him he’s a coward and see what happens! Story: Allan Art: V. Fuente Cover: Penalva