Tag Archives: Rezzonico

Target: Churchill

Issue Number: 5159

In 1605, Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators crept into the cellars under Parliament with a plot to blow up the British government. More than three hundred years later, in 1943, a group of German spies led by the fanatic Hauptmann Harald Stein had the same idea. Following Guy Fawkes’ example, their plan was to blow […]

Agents at War

Issue Number: 5157

SS Standartenfuhrer Rudi Reinstein smiled to himself, thinking he had just duped a dumb American into being a spy for the Nazi cause. But as he reached into his unusually light briefcase and found underwear in the place of his important Nazi documents, he realised it was him who had been duped! And so the […]

Walking the Line

Issue Number: 5147

Bailing out of his Stirling Mk. III bomber over Nazi-occupied France, Flight Lieutenant Alan Freeman knew his wits would only get him so far. But, lucky for him, the French Resistance were ready to lend a hand and get him back to Blighty. However, not everything was rosy in the Resistance, and there was talk of […]

Mutiny Island

Issue Number: 5121

Haruki Murakami, of the Imperial Navy Air Service, and Josh Croydon, of the Royal New Zealand Air force, duelled in the bright blue skies above the Pacific Ocean. The war was nearing its end, but Haruki’s Mitsubishi Zero Type 0 model 52 and Josh’s Vought F4U Corsair fought on like clashing eagles – until a […]

Into the Wild

Issue Number: 5099

In 1944, a team of Commandos led by Captain Tom Wilson trekked through the dawn-lit Bialowieza Forest in Poland. The forest was quiet, but it felt like they were being watched by a presence in the woods. Their mission was the extraction of a Polish scientist, a specialist in eugenics and a guest of ruthless […]

Ambush in Kenya

Issue Number: 5087

With the scars of the Second World War still healing, it wasn’t long before Britain entered another conflict. Alec Murray was serving in the Black Watch in Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising – but it wasn’t the Rebels he fought there. Injured and separated from their CO, Alec and his friends were taken in […]

Fire Fight

Issue Number: 5081

Ex London firefighter, Carl Strode was quick to sign up for the Gulf War, knowing his experience in hot situations would be handy in the Royal Engineers – but he had no idea how integral his skill set would be. Sent to defend an oil refinery in the Kuwait Desert, where their lead truck is […]

Operation Eagle Strike

Issue Number: 5069

By 1943, the victorious days of Operation Barbarossa were over. The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union had stalled and the Germans were barely holding out against the cold might of the Red Army. But the furious Nazi eagle still had a few tricks left in its arsenal before it would be defeated… its claw […]

Wings of Woe

Issue Number: 5065

Piloting a Heinkel He 111, Leutnant Jurgen Loden was only as good as his crew: cheerful dorsal gunner and radio operator, Willi Klein; quiet ventral turret gunner, Franz Weiss; boisterous side fuselage gunner, Otto Schwabel, and outspoken navigator and bomb-aimer, Marin Lutz. Jurgen wanted nothing more than to live up to his brother’s reputation as […]

Lucky or Jinxed?

Issue Number: 5051

Sergeant Ned Jenkins is one of the R.A.F.’s best Lancaster tail gunners – but no-one wants to fly with him. It seems that wherever Ned goes there’s trouble, yet somehow he always manages to get out without a scratch on him. But in a time when superstition ruled the morale of the fighters, what the […]