Garth Ennis continues his telling of war stories, this week, launching Battlefields with the story of the Russian 'Night Witches' of WWII. The solicitation for the issue (drawn by Russ Braun) reads: Late summer, 1942. As the German army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new bomber squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Its crews will fly flimsy wooden biplanes on lethal night missions over German lines, risking fiery death as they fling themselves against the invader- but for these pilots, the consequences of capture will be even worse. For the pilots of the 599th Night Bomber Regiment are women. In the deadly skies of the Eastern front, they will become a legend- known, to friend and foe alike, as the Night Witches.
Featuring two covers, one by John Cassaday and the other by Garry (Dan Dare) Leach!
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