In the Mid-19th Century, Adam Carrick, an American war correspondent with English ancestry, was at the frontline of the Crimean War. As British forces clashed with Russian infantry and cavalry, the young journalist stumbled upon a fascinating story - a long-standing rivalry between two British officers, one from the artillery and the other from a special Royal Engineers detachment.
Adam even discovered some distant relatives of his own and soon became caught up in the fighting itself. Although a non-combatant, it soon became clear that the reporter would have to fight to survive.
With only a few notable exceptions - step forward the Convict Commandos - recurring characters have been rare on the pages of Commando over the last 50-odd years. However we were of the opinion that you, our readers, might like a series which carried the story over more than one issue. With the pen of Ferg Handley recruited to do the writing, we decided that a historical saga spanning many generations would hit the spot.
Episode Ten sees the continuing story of three - entirely fictional -inter-linked families and now we find them in the thick of battle in the Crimean war.
In this instalment, one main character is a war correspondent, rather than a soldier, which makes for a different tone and pace to previous episodes. However, it would seem that being part a family steeped in a unending legacy of war can only have one outcome…
We hope you enjoy this story and the journey to come.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor