Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saw these issues of 'Commando' magazine today in my local newsagent and was pleased to see it was still running, 5oth anniversary this year. As a kid growing up in the 1970s, this was what we were into, tales from World Two, which wasn't so far away in those days - everyone knew someone who was involved. We all preferred the German uniforms, Tiger tanks, Stukas and BMW with sidecar and MG42 machine gun, though in play, the Brits always won. I couldn't afford to buy these small comic books new so would pick up piles of faded, dog-eared ones for pennies from local church jumble sales (sorry, not sure if you have/had jumble sales where you are - er, garage sale type thing.). Nice to see we haven't gone so PC in this country that we can't still have some decent WW2 stuff on the shelves for kids.