Tag Archives: WW1

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 […]

The Sappers

Issue Number: 5098

We call then the Royal Engineers but they began as the Royal Sappers and Miners. And one of their original jobs was to dig ‘saps’ – dark, dangerous tunnels which stretched far under enemy lines. Pack a picked spot with explosives and bang went a target in a spectacular explosion. They were still practising this […]

Seized at the Somme

Issue Number: 5095

In September 1914, young men in their thousands flocked to army recruitment offices all over Britain, ready to do their bit. Among those answering the call to arms was a builder from Newcastle named Billy Osgood. But when he arrived in France, the conditions were tougher than anything he had ever encountered and the fighting […]

Devil Dogs

Issue Number: 5085

By 1918, the end of the Great War was in sight, but even as it ground towards its bloody conclusion, the US Marine Corps were shipped in, charging while others retreated, straight to the front line. Facing German machine guns, barbed wire, mortar shells and mustard gas, the Americans were fearless in battle, earning them […]

Long Way From Home

Issue Number: 5077

Writer and anarchist, Dominik Zatopek, had lofty ambitions for a free nation for Czechs and Slovaks. But in 1914, under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czechs were unwillingly forced to fight in the First World War as part of the Triple Alliance. But when Dominik is captured by the enemy, he is given […]