The submarine Arrowhead had taken a pounding. Leaking and helpless, the vessel couldn't even submerge into the safety of the depths.
Many a crew would have abandoned ship, but not and his men. They ran her into an enemy harbour to carry on the fight from there.
The sub was dead in the water but her crew weren't - and they would never surrender.
With this fortnight's Gold and Silver classics, I thought it might be in interesting to compare the work of the same artist but 25 years apart - and so veteran artist C.T. Rigby is in the spotlight.
This curio from fifty years ago sees a plucky Royal Navy submarine crew take over a small Italian village in a desperate bid to hold off their German enemies. Rigby skilfully illustrates the claustrophobic sub interiors and sea action, as well as skirmishes on land and an aerial attack.
To see more of Rigby's fantastic, bold art, please see our current Silver title, "Men Of Steel", (No 4874)
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 182 (September 1965).