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I have now got my copy of “Fatherland”. Hooray!


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I have now got my copy of “Fatherland”. Hooray!

I got mine yesterday and I enjoyed it immensely.

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We had air raid sirens going off here into the 1980s. As Surrey Docks was still a going concern they went off at one o'clock each day as a dinner siren. My Aunt Rose had eleven kids so some of them had to sleep in a Nissen hut in the garden. My mum was bombed out of two homes. And she spoke of having to dive to the ground when a German plane machine gunned her school playground in New Cross.


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colcool007 wrote:
Tammyfan wrote:
I have now got my copy of “Fatherland”. Hooray!

I got mine yesterday and I enjoyed it immensely.

I wonder if they will do a sequel? The ending was left with possibilities for one.


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I have just found another two that have female characters. One is 4996 Hurricane! which is a reprint of 296 from 1967 and the other is 4997 Hidden Nazis.

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Apparently the latest batch of Commandos will feature two new issues with female protagonists in honour of International Women's Day. These are #5103 'The Land Army Marches' and #5105 'Flak Run!'.


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stevezodiac wrote:
We had air raid sirens going off here into the 1980s. As Surrey Docks was still a going concern they went off at one o'clock each day as a dinner siren.
The same thing happened in Lancaster, Steve. I have no idea when the dinner sirens ceased though because after I got my first job in Wallasey I never again stayed overnight at the family home.


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I believe a small cannon is fired at one o'clock each day at Greenwich. I have heard it once or twice when I've been there but not sure if it is still ongoing.


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Just got the two 'Women's Day' issues of Commando which make a nice change of pace from that title's normal fare (though 'Flak Run!' rather hedges its bets by just showing airplanes on the cover). Here are the splash pages.


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Wow Vincent Alcazar. A name from the past. I believe he did some work in the early seventies TV21 (possibly The Saint) and then for American horror comics. I remember seeing his work quite a lot back then.


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Wow Vincent Alcazar. A name from the past. I believe he did some work in the early seventies TV21 (possibly The Saint) and then for American horror comics. I remember seeing his work quite a lot back then.

He has now done 17 Commandos and I think he has the record for the longest gap between issues with 46 years between his first one being published and his second!

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DC Thomson editor Kirsten Murray describes how Commando's two 'Women's Day' issues were born!
https://downthetubes.net/?p=43896


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It's good to see there's yet another issue of Commando with a female protagonist out this week: this time a motorbike-riding WREN. It also features a new writer with the gender-ambiguous name Heath Ackley - does anyone have any idea if this is a man or a woman?


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The Heath Ackley page at Comic Vine says male, but whether someone there knows or is just guessing I have no idea.

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/heath-ac ... 40-100167/


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The Heath Ackley page at Comic Vine says male, but whether someone there knows or is just guessing I have no idea.

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/heath-ac ... 40-100167/

There is a Heath Ackley credited with a Future-Shock back in the 1980s so perhaps Steve MacManus might know.

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