Here is a short story featuring the Grit Gregson, a British legionnaire who gets mixed up in many North African adventures. Grit was a popular feature in the early issues of the weekly UK comic called Lion (King of Picture Story Papers). This particular issue, #100, came out 16 January 1954. It’s obviously tailored to the junior ages but I give it credit for at least making the kids read something other than comic dialogue balloons. The plot is somewhat exciting too and actually has some hard lessons for modern counterinsurgency. I took some liberty with the illustration as it struck me that it depicted three very thirsty legionnaires.