The Best Of Battle compilation of the best war comic

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  1. Pre-ordered this last year and its finally arrived......

    A couple of hundred pages of Hellman of Hammer Force, Joe Two Beans, D-Day Dawson, Major Eazy, Rat Pack, Charleys War etc

    Loads of memories and worth a tenner of anyones hard earned who were brought up on this fine publication in the late 70's/early 80's. Still can't get my head around that young 'uns today can't buy a trad war comic, Commandos being the only thing that is (thankfully) still available.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. There's a similar 'Commando' compilation book out as well. Bought it, wrapped it up - a certain teenage boy will get it in his Christmas Stocking.
     
  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    I've got the annual at home with that cover on it

    1984 I think

    Always pop back for a read now and then
     
  4. Doh, so good I posted it 3 times
     
  5. Was there also a comic called Warlord, or is that just senility setting in?
     
  6. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Yep got them aswell and Victor Book for Boys
     
  7. Seem to remember a story not so long ago about a guy who found a story about his grandad or uncle in an old copy of The Victor. They used to have a colour story on the front and back covers entitled 'A true story of men at war' (the 'true story' bit contained within a grenade emblem for the Army stories, anchor emblem for the matelots and a set of RAF wings for the baggage). Think he found it in a second hand shop and realised the story he was reading was about his relative winning a gallantry award, story confirmed by an older relative ...will google it and see if I can find the dit....
     
  8. Yep. Used to read Victor avidly. QM's clerk at my Bn has a framed copy in his office. Story all about his dad winning MM in Normandy.
     
  9. Yup but I thought the artwork and stories were much better in Battle
     
  10. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Nah its 1979, I've got a copy m'sel. 1984 has a cover with a German flak position being attacked by a Hurricane. :D
     
  11. The Victor - was that the one that had 'The Wolf of Kabul' and "Alf Tupper - the Tough of the Track"?

    There were also the Lion and the Tiger - one used to have a cutaway diagram of a different tank every week.
     
  12. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

  13. I have the Commando compilation, or at least my brother ( who "borrowed" it does)

    I used to have the Victor and Warlord annuals bought from charity shops when I was a kid, some of the stories were very inspirational and, in fact, possibly the reason I signed on. Shame the RAf I joined wasn't the one of heroes.
     
  14. Where did you order it from?

    Cheers
     
  15. from Amazon mate