Gott in Himmel! Commando magazine issue 4000

#2
Is is really still going??!!

Amazing . . . .

Rather a landmark.

My favourite was Ranks of The Damned. My Pa confiscated that one!
 
#3
Congrats to them. As you say in this climate of political correctness, however variouse ones I've read painted Germans in a fairly positive light unless they were dyed in the wool Nazis.
 
#4
Oustanding! I had no idea they were still going - I grew up reading this stuff (and of course the "Master": Sven Hassell). Happy Birthday!
 
#5
Zum teufel! Nom d'un pipe! Sapristi!

A mere 100 quid a year will see eight Commando comics a month drop through your letter box! Cor strike a light, as soldiers apparently are wont to say. Funnily enough I made the crew of my command Post "talk like tommies from a Commando war comic" for 48 hours as the result of a wager between myself and my Ack, which obviously I won! They kept it up, even when the Bde commander turned up on a visit...what joy!

The next wager I lost. I shan't go into the details of their victory but suffice to say my fiance was a little puzzled by the content of my next two or three letters from the front!
 
#6
Happy memories - I am surprised it survived, with all the classic phrases , like "Achting Spitfire", and "Take that you sausage-eating Hun"
 
#7
Well done to these guys! I was more of a 'Hotspur' fan myself 'cos it was more 'reading' than looking at piccies as well.

Much as I can't stand the author, these days, the Harry Potter series keeps a cross section of age groups in touch with the 'word' (yeah yeah I know there are 'sound' versions and what a development that was as well! no complaints from this quarter anyway).

As I started, very well done!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#8
Gott im Himmel! Donner und Blitzen! Englander! Jerrys! Take that Fritz!
 
#11
I loved the way different nationalities would make different death sounds:

Germans: ACH!!!

pebble-glassed Japs: AAAIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!
 
#12
whenever a frenchman died they always said "Sacre bleu!"
poncy gits even a good old fashioned death rattle too common for them eh?
 
#13
oldbooty said:
whenever a frenchman died they always said "Sacre bleu!"
poncy gits even a good old fashioned death rattle too common for them eh?
:D

edited to add: and of course, 'Mamma Mia!' for the Western Desert stories..
 
#15
I never realised they were still going. Issue 4000? How do they manage to keep inventing new storylines? They must have covered every 5 minutes of WW2.... LOL
 
#16
4(T) said:
I never realised they were still going. Issue 4000? How do they manage to keep inventing new storylines? They must have covered every 5 minutes of WW2.... LOL
i used to read them in the late 80s-v. early 90s, & they had one where good/bad Germans
a) fought in WW2 b) joined the Stasi in the 1950s or c) joined the FFL, fighting at Dien Ben Phu. the structure was, the Stasi interrogator was grilling the FFL guy- both realised they knew each other from the Eastern Front or something.
Pretty complex narrative for a kid's comic.

Also, they could pep it up by (very occasionally) introducing a comic or supernatural element, eg 'the green man' who comes to England's aid in time of need, pointing out Jerry bombers on a broken Mosquito radar screen.

wish i'd kept them now. :cry:
 
#18
Achtung! Spitfeur -AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHHHHHH

Jawhol

"hande hoch Englander, you have fought vell, but vor you ze var ist over."

Ack Ack Ack Ack.
 
#19
Cuddles said:
Zum teufel! Nom d'un pipe! Sapristi!

A mere 100 quid a year will see eight Commando comics a month drop through your letter box! Cor strike a light, as soldiers apparently are wont to say. Funnily enough I made the crew of my command Post "talk like tommies from a Commando war comic" for 48 hours as the result of a wager between myself and my Ack, which obviously I won! They kept it up, even when the Bde commander turned up on a visit...what joy!

The next wager I lost. I shan't go into the details of their victory but suffice to say my fiance was a little puzzled by the content of my next two or three letters from the front!
Let's guess . . . :?

Pastiche of a Fawlty Towers sketch? 8) :lol:
 
#20
Brits on being shot:

Officers: "Ouch! Golly, I've been hit. RSM, take over."
NCO's: "Agh! S'all right, Sir, just a scratch. You go on without me. Just leave me a spare clip and some water."
ORs: "Ugh! Bollox! Anyone got a tab?" (Only found in later issues of Commando magazine)

N.B. Tommies were usually 'mortally wounded' while Jerries were killed outright unless they managed to hold up their hands and say "Kamerad" in time.

MG sound: Daka-daka-daka-dak! (Normally while firing a Bren from the hip and shaking it to help the bullets come out.)
 
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