Tag Archives: War at Sea

HMS Iceberg

Issue Number: 5067

In early 1943, more than three long years into the war, both sides were desperate. Scientists everywhere were experimenting with weaponry and technology, hoping they might turn the tides of battle in their favour. Professor David Alexander was one such man. Working at a military base off the coast of Canada in the North Atlantic, […]

Lifeboat Heroes!

Issue Number: 5043

The courageous exploits of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution during the Second World War are often overlooked. However, without these brave volunteers, many pilots, sailors and even army men would have perished in the waters around Britain. The crew of The Remarkable were among these R.N.L.I. volunteers. Rob Bishop, Andy Price and Ian Kirkwood weren’t […]

Course For Action

Issue Number: 5001

Jack Yeoman’s father had been killed in action during the First World War. A well respected sailor, a monument in his village was all Jack had to keep his father’s memory alive. As the Second World War broke out, Jack felt obliged to enlist in the Navy to honour his family, despite his cautious nature. […]

Pirate Patrol

Issue Number: 4990
Pirate Patrol, cover by Jeff Bevan

Nick Borley cursed the day he had been switched from commanding a fast motor launch to take over an antiquated schooner. And never more so than now as they ran before a storm, the sails and rigging in tatters after the Luftwaffe had paid a call. Up ahead lay the hostile enemy-held coast and at […]

HOODOO SHIP

Issue Number: 4968
Hoodoo Ship, cover by Ken Barr

At long last, Sub-lieutenant Roy Palmer and merchant captain Brian Miller had found the island supply base from which U-boat packs slipped anchor to attack Allied convoys in the South Atlantic. But, only after they’d been adrift for days with two boatloads of tired, unarmed men. They didn’t even have a radio to pass on […]