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Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg WW2

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United Kingdom

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@paulcheall

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English

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Episodes

32 Women at War Anne Cheall WW2

7/20/2018
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Great, Unpublished History! How 17 year old civilian Anne Cheall staved off the threat of hunger, the dangers of working in a bomb factory, the humour from working for a German boss, and how she stood in as a surrogate agony aunt for one of her friends who thought she was pregnant! Please see my Facebook page here Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you Show notes link here PENDING

Duration:01:12:18

31 Child of War - An interview with Volker Wehrum, WW2

6/24/2018
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Great, Unpublished History! Volker, born 1944, tells some fascinating tales about the dangers his Dad faced in returning to his home country ahead of the advancing Russians, as WW2 ended. Many family stories include a daring escape from Stalingrad and escape from a train bound for Siberia. Please see my Facebook page here Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you Full show notes and photos pending

Duration:00:41:46

30 Queen Mary WW2 WWII Podcast Final 2-ex auphonic

6/4/2018
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Great, Unpublished History! Two WW2 servicemen. Two accounts of the same very special voyage upon the iconic Queen Mary in 1943, taking allied troops from Scotland to Egypt. Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you Full show notes and photos pending at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

Duration:01:20:38

29 Prisoner of War

5/8/2018
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Great, unpublished history! A bumper episode, packed with POW stories. Main feature: The story of Brian Asquith, who was a Rifleman in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and was captured at Dunkirk in 1940. A dangerous but heart-warming adventure in war-time Poland. Learn how the Polish people and the human race come out on top despite deadly dealings by the Nazis. "Suddenly through the haze we saw a flight of 20 large planes in arrow formation at about 10,000 feet. As they came nearer we...

Duration:02:20:29

28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute

3/31/2018
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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of WWII veteran Wilf Shaw in hospital on 21 March 2018. His family advise that he passed away very peacefully in the early hours in hospital. He had enjoyed exceptional health for his age until a few weeks ago, when the breathing difficulties he had had trouble with during the past eighteen months worsened quite dramatically. This is a special episode in tribute to Wilf featuring tributes from listeners and stories from the role he...

Duration:00:51:53

27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII

3/1/2018
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Great, unpublished history! 92 year-old Royal Marine Roy Bennett remembers his WWII Juno beach landing and more: "There was a horrendous noise as we landed, people were dying leaving the landing craft ..." Bill Cheall re-visits France and Gold beach on the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994 "We arrived 50 years later at 12.15 hrs and it was still drizzling with rain, and windy, just like it was on D-Day, WW2" Link to feedback/reviews Thank you Full show notes at...

Duration:00:49:17

26 The Zilken Letters - veteran exposes the army's best kept secrets!

2/9/2018
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26 The Zilken Letters A WW2 veteran tells some of the army's best kept secrets Great, unpublished history! "In the hot desert, while on guard, some of us drank the rusty water from the radiators of the Bren Gun carriers. I would lie on my back - mouth under the drain plug of the carrier! "I didn’t get far before Jerry had me in range and dropped a few mortars all around me. I froze, as each bomb seem to get nearer. I could feel the heat off them as they exploded …" "They were all...

Duration:00:59:19

25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill

1/26/2018
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25 Rufty Hill meets Winston Great, unpublished history! Poignant tale of 5 brave WWII comrades. The story goes back to the start of the war, how these lads met, what special connection brought them together, and what tragedy was to befall some of them. Lance Sergeant William Allan 'Rufty' Hill and Bill Vickers are both honoured in this tragic but poignant tale. Link to feedback/reviews Thank you Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk A WW2 history podcast on Bill Cheall's...

Duration:00:39:11

24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall

12/5/2017
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24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall Great, unpublished history! How the Dunkirk spirit of 1940 became the Christmas spirit of ‘45. Bill Cheall keeps the peace as a regimental policeman in war-torn and defeated Germany and experiences the most heart-warming end to his war. Link to feedback/reviews Thank you Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk A WWII military history podcast on Bill Cheall's war diary and memoirs.

Duration:00:20:31

23 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 3

11/30/2017
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23 A third coffee with WWII army veteran Wilf Shaw Great, unpublished history! More coffee with Wilf Shaw of 6th Battalion the Green Howards, 50th infantry division, in the British Army. Wilf recounts many enchanting, funny and fearsome tales! Also joining us is Wilf’s friend, Lesley Littlewood, whose father was in WW2 as a Bren gunner Wilf was in many campaigns including fighting for Monty’s 8th army at Alamein, Wadi Akarit in Tunisia, Sicily and of course Normandy. He was wounded...

Duration:00:59:59

22 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 2

11/26/2017
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A Second Coffee with WWII army veteran Wilf Shaw, Aged 97 Great, unpublished history! A coffee with Wilf Shaw of 6th Battalion the Green Howards, 50th infantry division, in the British Army. Also joining us is Wilf’s friend, Lesley Littlewood, whose father was also in WW2 as a Bren gunner with 56 Reconnaisance battalion, part of 78th Division. Wilf was in many campaigns including fighting for Monty’s 8th army at Alamein, Wadi Akarit in Tunisia, Sicily and of course Normandy. He was...

Duration:00:54:12

21 Angus Wallace interviews Paul Cheall

11/11/2017
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21 - Angus Wallace interviews Paul Cheall Great PUBLISHED history! Angus Wallace is the host of The WW2 Podcast and he interviews Paul Cheall about his Dad’s memoirs, Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, published by Pen and Sword. Angus’ show involves chats with people who’ve had books published on military history. He asks Paul all sorts of questions about his Dad and his memoirs. If you subscribe to The WW2 podcast you may have already heard this interview before. Full show...

Duration:00:54:28

20 Dunkirk Little Ship Bee - UNABRIDGED EDITION

10/26/2017
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20 - The Bee - Dunkirk little ship story NEW - Complete & unabridged version of this popular episode Great unpublished history In wartime, ordinary men and women are asked to do extraordinary things. This is the scary story of the part some British merchant sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk Link to feedback/reviews "How welcome a sight as nine of our fighters arrived. Straight into the Huns they went and soon those Jerries were screaming towards the...

Duration:00:41:37

18 International Podcast Day Part 1 - WW2 and WW1 memoirs

9/29/2017
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18 International Podcast Day 2017 Special - Part 1 The best of Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, WW1 and WW2 Revisit the first five years' favourites from episodes 1-17. The best, the bloopers, the funniest and scariest moments, plus loads of new material. Happy International Podcast Day 2017! Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk Link to feedback/reviews Summary: The beaches of Dunkirk revisited Tales of North Africa...

Duration:00:57:21

19 International Podcast Day Part 2 WW2 WW1 memoirs

9/29/2017
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18 International Podcast Day 2017 Special - Part 1 The best of Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, WW1 and WW2 Revisit my first five years' favourites from episodes 1-17. The best, the bloopers, the funniest and scariest moments, plus loads of new material. Happy International Podcast Day 2017! Link to feedback/reviews Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk Soldiers' WW2 poetry D-Day memoirs from Bill Cheall, Sgt Brian...

Duration:01:02:47

17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

9/16/2017
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17 Gallipoli Part 2 WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard Great, unpublished history! The second instalment of the brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles. There’s more vicious fighting, as the troops continue their struggle to cross the peninsula to get to the waters of the Dardanelles. There’s more trouble with snipers We learn about a game of cat and mouse in no-man’s land And for a brief lull in the...

Duration:00:45:22

16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

8/15/2017
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16 Gallipoli Part 1 WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard | Great, unpublished history! | A brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles. | He landed at Suvla Bay in August 1915. | The allied troops fought for the strategic waters of the Dardanelles, and the Turkish capital city of Constantinople, in the Ottoman empire. | Would the brave but over-confident allies find they’d bitten off more than they could...

Duration:00:59:09

15 The WWII Poems of Sapper John Frederick Smith

7/24/2017
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15 The WWII poems of Sapper John Frederick Smith | Great, unpublished history! | In April 1940 John went to France with the British Expeditionary Force as a sapper in the Royal Engineers. | And he took his weapons of choice with him - gun, pencil and paper! | Poignant poetry of loyalty and comradeship, crafted during the London Blitz bombing! | Link to full episode show notes here, including show transcript and many photos and other details which will enhance your listening experience....

Duration:00:19:11

14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2

7/13/2017
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The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2 Great, unpublished history! The story of WW2 Lancaster bomber LL678 together with its courageous crew during WW2 in 1944 | The Lancaster’s veteran RAF crew of Canadian, Australian and English airmen had been on what was to be their last mission before they retired. | And on a mission with almost too many cruel twists to bear, we hear the last poignant letter sent by the pilot to his family in an unwitting but foreboding prediction of the...

Duration:00:36:59

13 Danger - Unexploded Bomb!

5/8/2017
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Danger - Unexploded Bomb! Great, unpublished history! The story of one man’s brave war against unexploded bombs in wartime London, during the 1940 Blitz: Brian Moss, Platoon Sergeant in 233 Field Company, Royal Engineers. "Imagine the shock when your pick clangs against steel. You wonder if you have started the clock ticking. On your knees, you use a trowel to carefully uncover the bomb." Episode shownotes here Please rate and review on iTunes - Thanks!

Duration:00:40:10