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Second World War memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories, WWII ... Over 150 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB

Second World War memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories, WWII ... Over 150 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB

Location:

United Kingdom

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Second World War memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories, WWII ... Over 150 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB

Twitter:

@paulcheall

Language:

English

Contact:

00441493369912


Episodes

65 Leslie Cook Part 2 Greece WW2

3/27/2021
Part Two - Circa 1941 Greece adventures, plus an exclusive Canadian family story about the Great Escape! Web site - Full episode show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel - Loads of my own videos - Dunkirk Mole, Gold Beach, much more ... Links: Royal Indian Navy mutiny: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Indian_Navy_mutiny New Links page for researchers...

Duration:01:33:54

Promo - 24 Christmas at War Reissued - 60 secs listen

12/22/2020
Notification of revised episode 24 More stories, more music - more tissues! To listen, delete your old 24 and re-download the latest 24, issued 22/12/20

Duration:00:01:10

64 Cpl Leslie Cook Part One, An Australian in WW2 Burma & New Guinea

12/7/2020
Six full years of an Australian soldier’s war, in what I think is one of the finest set of stories you could ever hope to come across - over 80 in all. Web site - Full show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel - Loads of my own videos - Dunkirk Mole, Gold Beach, much more ... Photos of Les Cook: More great unpublished history! Second world war

Duration:01:43:23

63 Jean Lindsay, Child of the Second World War

11/11/2020
Jean was a youngster when the second world war broke out. She describes her first sinister sighting of a German airship – a Zeppelin She tells of her evacuation from Norfolk to Nottinghamshire early on in the war. She’s got stories of deadly Doodlebugs and Bombings Learn about the rather naughty practical joke she and her friend played on allied airmen. And there’re yet more japes with the British Home Guard and the local American troops. There’s a return to rationing as a young girl...

Duration:01:27:13

62 Churchill's Hellraisers by Damien Lewis PART 2

9/9/2020
THIS IS PART TWO - LISTEN TO PART ONE, EPISODE 61, FIRST Damien Lewis is the author of new book CHURCHILL’S HELLRAISERS: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress. It’s the TRUE story of a hodge-podge team tasked with sneaking through enemy territory and breaching an otherwise impregnable fortification in Northern Italy, liberating Italy from Nazi control. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Below: Albert Stevens with flight line crew and test pilots incl famous...

Duration:01:36:33

61 Churchill's Hellraisers preview - Damien Lewis

9/4/2020
PART ONE Damien Lewis is the author of new book CHURCHILL’S HELLRAISERS: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress. It’s the TRUE story of a hodge-podge team tasked with sneaking through enemy territory and breaching an otherwise impregnable fortification in Northern Italy, liberating Italy from Nazi control. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Below: Albert Stevens with flight line crew and test pilots incl famous chief test pilot Alex Henshaw - at castle Bromwich...

Duration:01:56:03

60 Omaha PART 5 - D-Day

7/19/2020
LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 -59 BEFORE THIS ONE The FIFTH and FINAL instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top by Morris Prince. Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Full show notes, links and photos Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link. England: Bude Titchfield Folkestone...

Duration:03:17:06

59 Omaha PART 4 - D-Day

7/15/2020
LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 -58 BEFORE THIS ONE The FOURTH instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link. France: Vierville-sur-Mer Columbieres Isigny Valognes Beaumont-Hague St. Jean De...

Duration:00:58:02

58 Omaha PART 3 - D-Day

6/17/2020
LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 AND 57 BEFORE THIS ONE The THIRD instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Full show notes, links and photos Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link. Vierville-sur-Mer (Near Omaha Beach) Columbieres Isigny Valognes Beaumont-Hague St....

Duration:02:00:43

57 Omaha PART 2 - D-Day

6/10/2020
LISTEN TO EPISODE 56 BEFORE THIS ONE The second instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel More great unpublished...

Duration:01:17:27

56 Omaha PART 1 - D-Day

6/6/2020
Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel More great unpublished history! Second world war

Duration:01:50:15

55 Les Rutherford interview - Lancaster bomb aimer

5/12/2020
Les Rutherford was part of the rear-guard defence of Dunkirk in 1940. He escaped to England in a most novel fashion and later volunteered for the Royal Air Force, becoming a bomb aimer on Lancasters. He completed 23 operations with 50 Squadron from RAF Skellingthorpe but was shot down by a fighter on his 24th operation. He spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III, the location of the famed Great Escape. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show...

Duration:01:40:35

54 Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War

4/16/2020
When the battle of Okinawa was over, almost a quarter of a million people had lost their lives, making it by far the bloodiest US battle of the Pacific. The horror of the battle ultimately determined President Truman’s choice to use atomic bombs in August 1945. Featuring passages from Saul David's new book, Crucible of Hell. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter...

Duration:00:51:33

53 Sniper, Second World War

3/18/2020
Some smashing tales to share. Top of the bill is a tale of a sniper, Harry Furness, from the 6th Green Howards which I’m using with kind permission of the author of a book called Sniper Anthology. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel More great unpublished history! Second world war

Duration:01:04:59

52 For You the War is Over

3/3/2020
For You the War is Over - special guest preview of the brand new podcast by Dave and Dave. More great unpublished history! World War Two

Duration:01:08:24

51 Episode Fifty Special - Pt Two

3/3/2020
Part Two, Episode Fifty anniversary special Celebrate Dunkirk 80 with this special episode. Take a trip down the Second World War memory lane of Dunkirk, D-Day, Lancasters, tanks, the Blitz, POW’s, the WW1 battle of Gallipoli and much more. Old stories, new stories and bloopers. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel More great...

Duration:02:09:23

50 Episode Fifty Special - Pt One

2/26/2020
Celebrating Episode 50!!! Take a trip down the Second World War memory lane of Dunkirk, D-Day, Lancasters, tanks, the Blitz, POW’s, the WW1 battle of Gallipoli and much more. Old stories, new stories and bloopers. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel More great unpublished history! Second world war

Duration:01:49:14

49 Poetry and Christmas at War, Second World War

12/18/2019
Another helping of soldierly stories wrapped up in rhyme. We’ve got a poignant verse written to a soldier by his tank comrades whilst he was laid up wounded in a military hospital. A poem written by German soldier Heinrich to his girlfriend. He never came back from the front but his loving lines have been re-enacted for us by Kessie and Rolf. And there’s a recce mission for us all to work together on! I’m going to be asking for listeners’ help in locating Nancy, the long lost wife of a...

Duration:01:55:20

48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

11/10/2019
"We went up the line in the trenches at Vimy Ridge. We prepared our emplacement for a raid by the Canadians, to capture prisoners to gain information for the big attack that was to come. We were to fire gas shells during the early hours, followed by smoke, to give the Canadians cover. "I was first in line but I had to stop for a few moments to feel for my boot in the mud, empty the mud out, and put it on again. I lost my place so then I was ninth in line. Then Jerry dropped a shell right in...

Duration:02:02:34

47 Through German Eyes Part Two

10/23/2019
D-Day Through German Eyes, How the Wehrmacht Lost France by J Trigg. A reflection on how the war was lost by the Germans and won by the Allies from D-Day onwards. Please note that some of the narrative in this episode is quite gory, more so than on previous episodes. If you don’t like imagery of blood, body parts and violent death scenes, I recommend you don’t listen on this occasion. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry,...

Duration:04:02:49