Tag Archives: Vicente Alcazar

Crisis on Crete

Issue Number: 5249

Sergeant Jack Preston was itching to get into the action. As a member of the Royal Corps of Signals he had wanted to be deep in combat, radioing intel right from the front line. Stuck behind a radio in the battalion headquarters on Crete was not his ideal way to spend the war, but it […]

The Red Devil

Issue Number: 5153

Hiding in the thick snow, the Red Devil is watching. In the battle-torn, bomb‑shelled carcass of Stalingrad, she stalks her prey. Her sights aimed and her finger taut, she pulls the trigger…   Story: Iain McLaughlin Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Graeme Neil Reid  

The Phantom’s Revenge

Issue Number: 5131

In the summer of 1808, in the early months of the Peninsular war, five prophecies of death were given to those aboard HMS Phantom. First, in the shadow of a burning cross. Second, amongst the reaper’s spoils. Third, in the jaws of the sea. Fourth, beneath a mountain’s tears. And fifth, when the man with […]

To Win Just Once

Issue Number: 5115

Defeat after defeat. That was all the war seemed like to Private Jimmy Wilson. Defeat on the beaches of Gallipoli, defeat in the trenches at Ypres, and an endless daily game of tug of war – gaining, then losing ground again. A crumpled, dog-eared letter made things worse. Harsh, disappointed words about the repeated ANZAC […]

The Land Army Marches

Issue Number: 5103

Deafening engines rumbled over a small farmhouse in Norfolk. It was not the hum of a healthy plane, and the listeners below knew a crash landing would be imminent. What they didn’t know, and what they dreaded, was whether the aircraft was theirs… or Jerry’s. But, the next morning, when the four young workers of […]

The Crew

Issue Number: 5063

Lieutenant Frank Temple yearned for his own command. He had already served four years aboard the frigate H.M.S. Eagleton, so he was delighted when he was assigned a boat in the Mediterranean sector. Frank had been branded a maverick because of his outlandish opinions on maritime warfare, but now armed with his new Fairmile ‘C’ […]

The Battle To Britain

Issue Number: 5047

Charlie Dayton was no soldier… but that didn’t mean he didn’t know how to fight. Living in New York in 1941, Charlie was hot-tempered and ready to join the war. The only problem was America wasn’t. But that didn’t stop Charlie from hopping on the next cargo ship to England – prepared to help out […]

The Elefant

Issue Number: 5017

1943, on the battlefields of the Steppes of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history occurred. More than 6,000 tanks were involved in the deadly skirmish with over 1,000 tanks taken victim. Oberfeldwebel Heinz Schmitt and his crew were there. After Heinz’s Panzer Mark IV tank was destroyed, it was replaced with a Ferdinand tank […]

The Village

Issue Number: 4995
The Village, cover by Janek Matysiak

By spring, 1945, the Reich’s forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So when Sergeant Matt Geary and his small squadron moved into the small village of Langhirten, he wasn’t expecting much resistance. They took the village from the S.S. battalion easily and they repelled the German’s counterattack with little […]

MIDNIGHT MISSION

Issue Number: 4955
Midnight Mission

Flight Sergeant Nick Nolan was a reliable, thoughtful type. He yearned to fly a fighter like a Spitfire or Hurricane but his superiors reckoned he “didn’t have enough fire in his belly”. Nonetheless, he undoubtedly had skills so Nick was selected to transport secret agents and supplies into German-held France. Aboard his Westland Lysander, the […]