Tag Archives: POW

Course for Freedom

Issue Number: 5149

When Jurgen Schwer joined the Luftwaffe in the Second World War, he had no idea that he would become a prisoner of war in the barren Nevada Desert, or even still — a fugitive on the run in Mexico and Colombia! It seemed that the only way Jurgen could get back to Europe and his […]

Outfoxed!

Issue Number: 5141

While most Germans were happy to wait out the end of the bloody conflicts of World War Two in a sleepy POW camp in rural Scotland, one man was determined to escape! His name was Gefreiter Fritz Schmitt — or at least that’s what he said it was. Schmitt knew he had to get out […]

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 […]

Toe to Toe

Issue Number: 5107

When Jake Reilly entered the Second Word War, his skirmishes on the football field felt a whole world away. The last thing he expected to see was an old enemy on the pitch – a goalkeeper, named Tony Parsons. But when both of them ended up in the same prisoner of war camp, they would […]

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