Tag Archives: War in Europe

Boy Hero

Issue Number: 5248

Sixteen years old, and wanted for murder! That was the secret Mike Ryan took with him to the army recruiting office, where he told them he was eighteen and had a clean record! Yet this was the lad who became a perfect soldier. This was the kid who became a…   Story: E Hebden Art: […]

Battle Blisters

Issue Number: 5213

It’s May 1940 and Allied forces are being pushed by the Fuhrer’s advance towards the beaches at Dunkirk. The embittered Sergeant Formby must safely guide the remains of his squad towards Blighty, but Private Lawrence “Lanky” Leonard is missing… Will Formby leave the man behind to save his remaining troops? A French bicycle, a slingshot, […]

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. […]

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 […]