Tag Archives: War in Europe

The Cutting Edge

Issue Number: 5158

THE PLACE – The Atlantic Ocean. THE TIME – 1944-45. The Second World War. THE RIVALS – Cousins. One a sailor and one an airman. THE TARGETS – German U-Boats. As many as they could sink in their own ways. THE PRIZE – A mighty claymore which had been in the family for generations. Now […]

Heroes’ Hill

Issue Number: 5144

It wasn’t much of a hill…it didn’t look important but it was a natural observation point that looked out over the Dutch countryside for miles around. And it would make history in its own little way. Lieutenant Sandy Sanderson’s orders were to take the hill in any way possible to cover the oncoming Allied offensive. […]

Midnight Menace

Issue Number: 5132

They called it Operation Midnight Sun. It had never been done before, but the Nazis thought they had found a new way of winning a battle – and maybe even the war. It meant turning night into day – and they were clever enough to find a way of doing even that. But it takes […]

Terror Drop

Issue Number: 5128

Right into the heart of the Gestapo HQ they had come – six Polish deserters led by an English officer. Their mission was to capture a Gestapo official – alive. But for Lieutenant Ron Barclay there was another quest – he was trying to find his father, who had vanished in Poland when the Nazis […]

Special Delivery!

Issue Number: 5082

A postman in civvy street, Corporal Johnny Bishop now served in a Field Postal Service Unit – a job he took very seriously indeed. So when the Luftwaffe bombed the latest batch of mail under his charge, he saw it as a personal insult. But one letter survived the bombing, and Johnny vowed that, above […]

The Defiant

Issue Number: 5068

Glittering and gleaming, the medal lay in its splendid plush box. Not many men had ever seen – never mind won – this medal. It was the Cross of Gold, an honour only awarded to the bravest German soldiers, sailors or airmen. And of all Germans, Kurt Ruttmeyer wanted this medal more than anything else […]

Falsely Accused!

Issue Number: 5055

During the chaos of the Dunkirk retreat, units were scattered under fire from German aircraft. Many soldiers were left alone, separated from their squadrons. Some took this opportunity to scavenge valuables. So, when Private Bill Wilson wandered alone into a ruined French village with a bag of looted treasure, Sergeant Thomson did not believe Bill’s […]

Guessing Game

Issue Number: 5038

Not everybody likes guessing games, but Corporal Bill Smith was quite good at them – which was just as well. For the guess he and some others were about to make might ensure victory…or cost the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers. And Bill didn’t have nearly enough time to make up his mind… Story: […]

Hunt the Killer

Issue Number: 5036

Down, down, down screamed the Hurribombers, their pilots letting the bombs go only at the last possible second. Their target was a chateau which sheltered Brigadefuhrer Helmut Groot, the Nazi killer whose very name put shivers down the spine of all who heard it. And in case the bombs failed, Captain Steve Simpson and a […]

Trouble Trooper

Issue Number: 5022

Trooper Bill Bourne had the annoying habit of wandering off without telling anybody – and that often got him into trouble. Now, as his long-suffering sergeant set off to fetch him back from his latest jaunt, it seemed that the Trouble Trooper had landed in deeper bother than usual as shots sounded ahead. But concern […]