|Cover - Bale Out
|The Man with the Donkey -
In April 1915, during the First world War,
bitter fighting took place, when the allies
landed on the Turkish-held Gallipoli Peninsula.
Casualties were heavy and the stretcher-bearers
risked their lives to bring the wounded. Most
famous of all these life saving teams consisted
of a tall, hard bitten Australian and a small,
|The Tough of the Track -
Alf Tupper, the runner known as the Tough of
the Track, was running in an invitation 1500
metres race at the White City stadium in London.
He was leading from Julian Pasonsby as they
approached the final straight, but then bad luck
|Bale Out -
In 1942, during World War Two, Flight
Lieutenants Ross Douglas and Harry Vernon were
patrolling over the coast of France in Spitfires
when they were jumped by five German Messerschmitts.
|The Red MacGregor -
The Red Macregor, the most famous of the
outlawed clan, and his two comrades, Frenchman
Laughing John and Englishman Hal o' the Heath,
were constantly being pursued by the English
Redcoats. One Redcoats who was too busy to bother about them, however, was Major Rupert
man with a terrible temper. At this time he was
dealing out punishment to an erring cook.
|Chained to a Killer -
Georgia State Penitentiary in America, in
1935 was not a pleasant place to be, but that's
just where Chuck Forester found himself after
unwittingly becoming involved with some crooks.
now Chuck faced the remaining nine years of his
sentence and, to make matters worse, when he was
assigned to the chain gang he found himself
chained to Butch Hogan, a killer, and the man who
put Chuck in the pen.
|Superstitious Sam -
Sam Smallpiece, a middleweight boxer, was the
world's most superstitious fighter. But Dame
Fortune, whiling smiling kindly on Sam, frowned
on almost everyone else who came into contact
with him- and especially on Maxie Bowley, Sam's long
suffering manager. Now, Sam was to fight "Battling"
Nelson for the Eastern Area Championship and Sam
and Maxie were on their way home after the weigh-in.
|Neilson in the Floating Mine -
During the Second World War, Captain Tom
Neilson of the Royal Marine Commandos was the man
in charge of a British secret weapon. This was a one man
submarine which looked exactly like an
ordinary sea mine. One mission near the end of
the war took Neilson and his mine to the Pacific,
where he was posted aboard a British mine laying
submarine attached to the American fleet.
|The Spears They Fear -
In 1885, a British garrison held Fort Zuma in
West Africa. The fort was besieged by Ashanti
tribesmen bent on wiping out the garrison. also
in the fort was Trader Garstang, a merchant who
had sought shelter, and Pastor Boateng, and
educated Ashanti who was a missionary. Lieutenant Mulliner, the garrison commander, had sent a
messenger to try and get through the Ashanti
hordes for help. But as they waited, a lone
Ashanti warrior crouched in the undergrowth.
|Puzzle Away a Rainy Day
|Summer Cavalcade -
Many strange customs and festivals take place
throughout the country in the summertime. Here
are some of them.
|Badges of the Brave -
Medals awarded during World War II
|Seek the Sunken Treasure
|Blades from Many Battles -
The story of different swords.
|How The Red Man Lived -
How the Red Indians lived and their
|Horned Heads -
How many of these animals can you name?
|Top Speedsters -
Racing cars through the years.