Tag Archives: Phil Gascoine

Shot at Dawn

Issue Number: 5286

Dawn… the time for shooting deserters and traitors… the time when justice is dealt out with a bullet. Nobody knows how many men have died in this way throughout all the world’s wars, but now another soldier was about to face this penalty at the hands of an executioner who had covered thousands of miles […]

The Paras Are Here!

Issue Number: 5282

Sergeant Joe Cougan was a tough Para who had seen a lot of action and who didn’t suffer fools gladly. Which was unfortunate for Private Andy Bruce, a clumsy youngster whom Cougan considered the world’s biggest fool. Sergeant Sam Gleeson tried in vain to get his arch-rival Cougan to give Andy a break. But there […]

Deadly Convoy

Issue Number: 5134

Nobody could doubt the nerve and spirit of Sam Wilson. He was keen to the core, always ready to pile into the action. He was tested to the full as a hard-pressed infantryman, and went on to become a well-trained Commando. He had only one weakness – he didn’t know when to count to ten […]

Strike from the Sea

Issue Number: 5102

Before the war, Lieutenant Steve Pitt had been a fisherman off the east coast of England. The boat-handling skills he had learned then were perfect training for what he was doing now — leading hit-and-run raids from the sea to strike at the southern defences of Nazi-held Europe. But hard and dangerous as his days […]

Cold Sweat

Issue Number: 5030

Colin Cooper was no stranger to fear. From the day he nearly fell off a church roof, it had gnawed away at the back of his mind. Then came Norway and more fear when, as a young private, he was injured and left behind by his mates as they retreated before the advancing German invaders. […]

THE PONY SOLDIERS

Issue Number: 4958
The Pony Soldiers

Horses against tanks and aircraft? Not a recipe for success, you’d think. But that was the best that was available for a gallant band of guerrillas – men and boys – battling against the Japanese in the Philippine Islands… as they waited for the Americans to return and set them free.

BRANDED A COWARD

Issue Number: 4902
Branded A Coward

The heroic last stand of Lieutenant Hugh Overton in the mountains of the Indian North-West Frontier won even the respect of the enemy tribesmen who had wiped out his patrol to a man. Yet by his own people Hugh was branded a coward, a deserter who had fled in terror in the face of the […]

RED ALERT

Issue Number: 4894
Red Alert

Facing the brunt of the massive German invasion of Russia in June 1941 were the lowly Red Army conscripts. Poorly fed, trained and equipped, they were still expected to repel Hitler’s previously undefeated armies…and could expect the harshest of punishments if they failed. So, join two of these hard-pressed heroes in their trench and see […]

LONE GURKHA

Issue Number: 4810
Lone Gurkha

Sam Hollis, a gunner, was no stranger to war. He had seen a lot of action, but even he had never come across anything like this – a solitary Gurkha by the name of Ganju Pun preparing to hold off a heavy Japanese assault… It made more sense to turn and run and it certainly […]

DEATH ON THE WIND

Issue Number: 4778
Death On The Wind

Staff-Sergeant Harry Sale of the Special Air Service had fought his way out of more tight corners than he cared to remember. Now he was across in the USA, away from the bullets and the bombs, passing on his specialised knowledge to squads of hand-picked Yanks. It was supposed to be a hard-earned break from […]