TWO old tanks - two knocked-out Italian tanks whose guns still worked, and were trained on the prison camp fence - these and some vicious strands of barbed wire were what stood between a crowd of desperate British prisoners and freedom.
Captain Al Kelly and Lieutenant Pete Smith reckoned there was a fighting chance of escaping - and that was all these two desert fighters asked…
This is a hard-hitting Commando yarn and no mistake. In the arid expanse of the North African desert, Captain Al Kelly, a non-nonsense Australian, has good reason to be mad at British Lieutenant Pete Smith - and a bitter clash ensues. But this vendetta is played out against a deadly backdrop - the battle for the war-torn port of Tobruk.
Boutland's script is taut, C.T. Rigby's art is dynamic and Ken Barr's font cover illustration is simply outstanding. I hope you agree.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Note: Original published as Commando No 164 (May 1965).