Tag Archives: WW1

Shot at Dawn

Issue Number: 5286

Dawn… the time for shooting deserters and traitors… the time when justice is dealt out with a bullet. Nobody knows how many men have died in this way throughout all the world’s wars, but now another soldier was about to face this penalty at the hands of an executioner who had covered thousands of miles […]

On Your Bikes!

Issue Number: 5281

There was nothing Lieutenant Arthur Gormley wanted more than to do his bit in the war. He had tried to join the cavalry but due to unforeseen circumstances had ended up in the Army Cyclist Corps. But that didn’t dampen his spirits! Every time he fell off that bicycle, he would get back on again…  […]

A Boy Goes To War

Issue Number: 5279

Tom Cowie’s letters home made his fifteen year old brother, John, idolise him. It was his dream to fight at his brother’s side and John was determined to join the fight before it was over! He was tall for his age, but the recruitment office was only the first hurdle as the harsh realities of […]

Mud and Mayhem

Issue Number: 5225

Private Ned Nolan ran. He ran through the trenches, he ran through the rain, he ran through the mud, the poison gas and the battle-torn wastes of no man’s land. When he had a message to deliver, he would run through thick and thin – but all that running got him into trouble. He ran […]

A Matter Of Honour

Issue Number: 5215

The Great War saw some of the most progressive advances in technological warfare – and flying aces were at the height of it all! Pierre Lafitte and Gustav Von Brunner are closely matched in skill, dexterity, and cunning – but when their mutual history stays Lafitte’s hand in an air duel, an opportunity to break […]

Father and Son

Issue Number: 5180

For many generations, there had been a Count von Regenskirch in the German Army. This duty had passed from father to son – but then, during the First World War, the Count was killed and his small son disappeared. But that child was not dead. Grown to manhood, he now stood proudly in military uniform. […]

Front-Line Fear

Issue Number: 5174

The pilots and soldiers fighting in and above the trenches, tracing their way across France in the First World War, knew all about fear. They faced it every day and made the best of coping with it. That was never easy and if it did become too much, there was always a price to pay. […]

Danny’s War

Issue Number: 5173

By late 1918, Captain Daniel ‘Danny’ Weekes had been in the trenches for longer than he could remember. He could no longer recall all the faces of the men who had served with him or died under his command. He would do anything to put a stop to the fighting. But with three brothers, a […]

Stolen Glory

Issue Number: 5172

Max Brandt emerged from World War One covered in honours. Justly so, for he had shot down the famous French air ace, Rene Dumont.   But two men knew he was not the victor of that dogfight. Brandt himself, and the British pilot who had really downed the Frenchman.   Story: CG Walker Art: Carmona Cover: Ian […]

War Bus

Issue Number: 5171

In the First World War, over one thousand London buses were used to ferry soldiers from Blighty to the front line in France. It was a long, dangerous journey, one that would take trainee bus driver Sam Porter far away from the depot in Hackney. 
 Now in the driving seat, in a big, bright […]