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Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg WW2

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United Kingdom

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@paulcheall

Language:

English

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00441493369912


Episodes

36 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART ONE

10/7/2018
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Capt Stanley Perry was in the British tank regiment the Sherwood Rangers and saw a lot of action in Normandy and Germany. He survived battles, bombs and booby traps to tell of his amazing WWII exploits some 75 years later! Great Unpublished History! Please see my Facebook page here. Link to feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here.

Duration:01:39:28

37 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART TWO

10/7/2018
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PART TWO. Continuing with Part two of Capt Stanley Perry's WW2 interview. Recommended you listen to Part one, episode 36, first. Stan was in the British tank regiment the Sherwood Rangers and saw a lot of action in Normandy and Germany. He survived WWII battles, bombs and booby traps to tell of his amazing exploits some 75 years later! Great Unpublished History! Please see my Facebook page here . Link to feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here

Duration:01:09:05

35 Freddie Linacre WW2 veteran interview

9/20/2018
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Interview with Freddie Linacre, a British veteran of the North Africa campaign and POW. Soldiers survived or were killed or captured. Learn how one man nearly did all three. Hear the painful tricks POW's pulled to get out of work duties. Learn how being a Catholic POW, even in Italy, guaranteed you an even harder existence! Great, Unpublished History! Please see my Facebook page here Link to feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here

Duration:00:47:18

34 Wartime Holidays WW2

9/10/2018
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Hear the WWII diary Anne Cheall wrote on holiday in Wales in July 1943. A brief sojourn before returning to the bomb making factory. Paul tries out his foreign language skills. The secret sayings and proverbs which guided Anne throughout her life. Please see my Facebook page here. Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here.

Duration:00:21:59

33 Wartime Recipes and WRENS in WW2

8/29/2018
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A Wren's Story, by Audrey Johnson - the memoirs of a WREN in a signals team during WW2, based in N Ireland. Plus: How Anne Cheall made the best of limited rations with her wartime recipes. Great, Unpublished History! Please see my Facebook page here. Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here .

Duration:01:49:19

32 Women at War, WW2

7/20/2018
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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! Great, Unpublished History! WW2. Please see my Facebook page here. Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here.

Duration:01:12:18

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

6/24/2018
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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. Great, Unpublished History! Please see my Facebook page here. Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Show notes link here.

Duration:00:41:46

30 Queen Mary in WW2

6/4/2018
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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. Great, Unpublished History! Please see my Facebook page here. Link to feedback/reviews at Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Full show notes and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk.

Duration:01:20:38

29 Prisoner of War in WWII

5/8/2018
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The story of Brian Asquith, who was a Rifleman in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and was captured at Dunkirk in 1940, WWII. 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 realised they were American Fortresses". "We found a courtyard with steps leading to...

Duration:02:20:29

28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute

3/31/2018
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28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute 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...

Duration:00:51:53

27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII

3/1/2018
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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". Great, unpublished history! Link to feedback/reviews Thank you. Full show notes at...

Duration:00:49:17

26 The Zilken Letters. A veteran exposes the army's best kept WWII secrets!

2/9/2018
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"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 court martialled and two or three were sentenced to be shot!". Revealing highlights of letters Private Fred...

Duration:00:59:19

25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII

1/26/2018
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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. Great, unpublished history! Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself. Replies are...

Duration:00:39:11

24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall

12/5/2017
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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. Great, unpublished history! Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself. Replies are completely anonymous. Only 9 simple questions, so do please take a shufty!...

Duration:00:20:31

23 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 3

11/30/2017
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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 twice and still returned to battle! Great, unpublished history! Please take my...

Duration:00:59:59

22 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 2

11/26/2017
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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 wounded twice and still returned to battle! Great, unpublished history! Please take my...

Duration:00:54:12

21 Angus Wallace of the WW2 Podcast interviews Paul Cheall

11/11/2017
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Angus Wallace is the host of The WW2 Podcast and he interviews Paul Cheall about his Dad’s WWII 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. Show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk. Link to...

Duration:00:54:28

20 Dunkirk Little Ship Bee - UNABRIDGED EDITION

10/26/2017
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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 earth in flames, while the others streaked away as fast as their planes would carry them". "A heavy bomb dropped near us and we shuddered badly. The next one I thought had us, for we went down with a wall of...

Duration:00:41:37

18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

9/29/2017
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Revisit the first five years' favourites from episodes 1-17. The best, the bloopers, the funniest and scariest moments, plus loads of new material. Great, unpublished history! Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself. Replies are completely anonymous. Only 9 simple questions, so do please take a shufty! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/699R789. Full show notes including transcript, maps and...

Duration:00:57:21

19 Best of the First 5 years Part 2

9/29/2017
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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! Great, unpublished history! Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself. Replies are completely anonymous. Only 9 simple questions, so do please take a shufty! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/699R789. Link to...

Duration:01:02:47