Tag Archives: WW1

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]