"Unknown Soldier: "The Unknown Soldier Must Die!"": During the Allied invasion of D-Day, the Unknown Soldier arrives to a French village to contact Chat Noir's resistance cell and enlist their aid to prevent German tanks from stopping the Allies. However, Chat Noir is absent as he is sent on a m
Star-Spangled War Stories #204 is an issue of the series Star-Spangled War Stories (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1977. It was published on November 8, 1976.
Synopsis for Unknown Soldier: "The Unknown Soldier Must Die!"
During the Allied invasion of D-Day, the Unknown Soldier arrives to a French village to contact Chat Noir's resistance cell and enlist their aid to prevent German tanks from stopping the Allies. However, Chat Noir is absent as he is sent on a mission to Paris. The Soldier tells the resistance fighters to meet up in the woods near the St. Etienne Bridge while he meets with Chat.
The Unknown Solider eventually meets with Chat, but with gunfire! Chat was captured and brainwashed by the Nazis to assassinate the Unknown Soldier. Unarmed, the Soldier flees into the woods before coming across a dead American airplane pilot. The Soldier switches identity with the dead pilot and leaves Chat to believe the Soldier is dead.
The Unknown Soldier reunites with the resistance fighters and helps them in blowing up the bridge along with the German tanks on it.
The Nazi high command are informed of the Unknown Soldier's apparent death, upon receiving which news, Adolf Hitler has propaganda leaflets printed, and arranges a radio broadcast of his death, to be relayed to the Allied forces. Rather than being demoralized, U.S. soldiers wrap their heads in bandages in honor of the Unknown Soldier, and soon German soldiers are overwhelmed by armies of Unknown Soldiers.
Hitler is left frustrated by Chat Noir's failure and orders his men to have Chat executed. Due to Hitler's racially demeaning insults to Chat, he breaks free from his brainwashing, and more fortunately he is rescued by the Unknown Solider, who is disguised as the executioner.
Appearing in Unknown Soldier: "The Unknown Soldier Must Die!"
Synopsis for "A Walk Up a Hill"
Before the American Civil War, Johnny Smith was a rival of Allen Forsythe, who insulted and mocked him for wearing glasses. When the war began, Forsythe joined the Union Army while Johnny joined the Confederacy. Because of his poor eyesight Johnny became a flag bearer.
When Johnny and his fellow soldiers come into their first battle, Johnny tries to lead his men through the battlefield under enemy fire. By the time Johnny reached near the Union lines, and the firing stopped, all the Confederate soldiers are dead. Johnny was left in disbelief before meeting Allen Forsythe, who then shoots him. But before dying, Johnny used his last strength to impale the battle flag into Forsythe.
Appearing in "A Walk Up a Hill"
- Johnny Smith
- Confederate States Army
- Union Army
- Allen Forsythe
- Confederate Battle Flag