The King's Royal Rifle Corps


Sir Peter Laurence MC KCMG


Peter Laurence was unaware that the comic 'Victor' was using his wartime experiences as a storyline until a nephew of his pointed it out to him when he was a diplomat in Berlin in 1968.

In this frame Lt Laurence is shown wondering whether the enemy was occupying the isolated house known as 'The Apostle' near Ponte. In the next frames he and Corporal Angus creep up close to find themselves under fire from a hole in the wall. "You spray the windows while I pop a visiting card through the hole." While Angus was firing his Tommy gun at the upper window and Laurence was tossing a grenade through the hole, the remainder of the platoon opened up on the other side of the house with two Bren guns. The final frame stated, 'It was indeed one of those rare occasions in war when everything went according to plan.'


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by Stephen Luscombe