Tag Archives: War in Italy

The Heroes of San Marco

Issue Number: 5268

It was a top-secret enemy base in the Italian mountains. A specially selected group had to get in, smash it, then get out again. The way it had never been done before, and has never been done since… But they did it.   Story: Spence Art: CT Rigby Cover: Ian Kennedy

Suicide Squad

Issue Number: 5216

Every operation that Lieutenant Don Lockton sent his platoon into became a disaster. They were flung back with heavy casualties; they blundered into unknown minefields. Everything that could go wrong did, until some of the old hands began to reckon he was sending them to their deaths. So Don made up his mind that if […]

None So Brave

Issue Number: 5212

If there was one thing Nicky Quinn didn’t fancy it was the army. Nicky was a jazz trumpeter and when he and his musicians were called up, he made every effort to stay out of the war. But he wasn’t reckoning on Sergeant Major Jake Bradley – and Bradley had a way of making men […]

Jinx Pilot

Issue Number: 5204

The Luftwaffe were after him, the Germans were hunting him, even his own mates in the RAF were out for Pete Kelly’s head. If ever there was a harum‑scarum fighting fool, it was Kelly. Imagine it! What kind of a man takes off in a brand new Spitfire for a sweep over Italy and ends […]

Grant’s Grudge

Issue Number: 5194

Commando Sergeant Doug Grant had his reasons for thinking that “the only good German was a dead German” — and a certain ruthless SS officer only convinced him further that he was right. But as Doug fought on through the hard campaign in Italy, he began to realise that he was going to have to […]

Fuelled by Fury

Issue Number: 5151

What do a Lieutenant in the British Army, an East End criminal, a champion athlete, an Italian partisan, and an aged archaeologist all have in common? They’re all on a mission to destroy the biggest Nazi fuel dump in the Mediterranean – which just happens to be inside a dormant volcano!   Story: Iain McLaughlin […]

Sure-Shot Sam

Issue Number: 5150

Private Sam Smith was a bit of a misfit. Nobody in his infantry company pushing up through Italy in 1944 knew quite what to make of him — but nobody could say that he wasn’t a crack shot with his beloved Lee Enfield rifle! And when some petty crooks tried to frame him, they soon discovered […]

The Fighting Phantom

Issue Number: 5148

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took […]

E-boat Strike!

Issue Number: 5125

Adriatic Sea. 1943 Lieutenant Ron Logan and his SBS unit were speeding along, hoping not to run into anyone else foolish to be out on such a miserable night. But they weren’t alone. Before they could disappear into the fog, A MAS boat spotted them and the SBS men fought bitterly to shake off their […]