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A podcast all about the history of Second World War Prisoner-of-War escapes.

A podcast all about the history of Second World War Prisoner-of-War escapes.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast all about the history of Second World War Prisoner-of-War escapes.

Twitter:

@FYTWIO

Language:

English


Episodes

Series 4, Episode 3 - F.O. RJF Sherk

5/27/2022
In one of the most exciting escapes yet, F.O. Raymond Sherk was captured in North Africa, held in Italy until the Armistice when he took to the hills. He made it back to Allied lines after a 45 day trek in which he was surrounded by Germans on three separate occasions. However, his adventures weren't to end there... For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each...

Duration:00:24:13

Series 4, Episode 2 - P.M. A Desgranges

5/20/2022
In this episode we look at the escape of P.M. Andre Desgranges, a member of the Fighting French Navy, who under threat from the Gestapo escaped from a camp in Wilhelmshaven. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be found on Facebook...

Duration:00:16:14

Series 4, Episode 1 - MI9 (with Special Guest, Dr Helen Fry)

5/13/2022
To open series 4 we welcome Helen Fry, author of "MI9", to discuss its work aiding the escape and evasion of Prisoners-of-War. We discuss the key players in MI9, the aid it provided to POWs, and so much more! For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can...

Duration:00:59:32

Series 4, Episode 0 - Series Intro

5/12/2022
Welcome to Series 4 of For You The War Is Over. We are excited to bring you brand new episodes covering some fantastic new escapes as well as some brilliant guests too. We hope you enjoy the new series. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be...

Duration:00:02:18

Series 3, Episode 12 - P.O. KB Chisholm

2/4/2022
After making multiple escape attempts, as well as multiple identity changes, Chisholm finally escaped from a camp in Poland, before making his way through occupied Europe and being liberated while in Paris. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also...

Duration:00:30:11

Series 3, Episode 11 - Capt. G Tsoucas & Capt. RB Palm

1/28/2022
A couple of serial escapers, Captains Tsoucas and Palm escaped from Moosburg, hid in a couple of beer barrels on a goods train, before making contact with an escape line and returning to the UK via Gibraltar. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can...

Duration:00:57:38

Series 3, Episode 10 - W/O. GT Woodroofe

1/21/2022
In this episode we look at the escape of W/O. Gordon Thomson Woodroofe, an inveterate escaper who spent three years giving the Germans the run around, escaping multiple times, until eventually making a "Home Run" after taking the long way round through occupied Europe to Sweden. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If...

Duration:00:50:29

Series 3, Episode 9 - Sgt. H Dalby

1/14/2022
Another POW who was captured on Crete, he endured a gruelling time in camp before escaping and making his way by rowing boat across the Aegean Sea to Turkey. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be found on Facebook...

Duration:00:22:18

Series 3, Episode 8 - AC1 J Gewelber

1/7/2022
Captured while working as a translator on Crete, Gewelber was to make multiple escape attempts despite the risk to his life as a Jewish Prisoner-of-War. He eventually suceeded in escaping from Heydekrug, making his way by ship to Sweden via Danzig. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on...

Duration:00:33:39

Series 3, Episode 7 - Maj. AJ Deane-Drummond

12/27/2021
Second in this double-header, we look at Deane-Drummond's other successful escape, this time from Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FYTWIO/ or if you would...

Duration:00:29:43

Series 3, Episode 6 - Lt. AJ Deane-Drummond

12/17/2021
First of a double-header, we look at the first escape of Anthony Deane-Drummond, the only man to successfully escape twice during the Second World War. Seconded to the SAS for Operation Colossus, he escaped through Italy to Switzerland at his fifth attempt. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to...

Duration:00:30:09

Series 3, Episode 5 - W/Cmdr. BE Embry

12/10/2021
This episode looks at the escape of Wing Commander Basil Embry, who made his escape after seeing a road sign pointing to the village of "Embry". Taking it as a good omen, he made his escape through France while the German invasion is still ongoing! For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on...

Duration:00:52:05

Series 3, Episode 4 - Sq/Ldr. McAuley, Fl/Sgt. Nightingale and CQMS Cook

12/3/2021
In this episode we look at what may be the shortest escape of the war, both in timeframe and distance. But that also make it one of the most interesting! For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be found on Facebook...

Duration:00:39:22

Series 3, Episode 3 - Lt/Cmdr. RM Prior

11/26/2021
In this episode we look at Lieutenant Commander Redvers Prior. A First World War Navy veteran, he was one of our oldest escapers when he escaped from a hospital train in August 1942, when his adventures were only just beginning. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be...

Duration:00:39:01

Series 3, Episode 2 - Fl/Lt. DM Cowley

11/19/2021
In this episode we look at the capture and escape of Fl/Lt. Denis Martin Cowley. After being due to be repatriated on medical grounds, he made his escape while en route back to the UK. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be found on Facebook...

Duration:00:39:09

Series 3, Episode 1 - Life as a POW (with Special Guest, Dr Midge Gillies)

11/12/2021
To kick off this new series we welcome Midge Gillies, author of "The Barbed Wire University", to discuss what life was like as a Prisoner-of-war. We discuss the day to day life of a POW, how they lived and entertained themselves, and debate from what it was they felt they were escaping. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new...

Duration:00:53:50

Series 3, Episode 0 - Series Intro

11/8/2021
Welcome to Series 3 of For You The War Is Over, introducing a new series and a new presenter, we are excited to bring you brand new episodes covering some fantastic new escapes. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of Prisoner-of-War escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by Dave Robertson and Tony Hoskins, each episode looks at a new escape. If you would like to follow us on Twitter we can be found @FYTWIO we can also be found on Facebook...

Duration:00:03:52

Series 2, Episode 5 - Fl. Sgt. JP Dowd

6/4/2021
In the final episode of this series we look at the escape attempts of Flight Sergeant James Patrick Dowd. After a number of escape attempts, he eventually succeeds in escaping from a camp at Grottkau. Making his way to Stettin, he gets help at a brothel, eventually succeeding in reaching Sweden. Sadly our presenter, Dave Harrison, passed away from Covid last year, so this episode, as well as all the episodes in this series, is dedicated to him. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that...

Duration:00:55:30

Series 2, Episode 4 - Capt. IP Thomson

5/29/2021
In this episode we look at the escape of Captain Ian Poole Thomson, who was captured at El Alamein, escaped from Lamsdorf, was in Paris for D-Day and fought with the Maquis, winning a Military Cross for his services. Sadly our presenter, Dave Harrison, passed away from Covid last year, so this episode, as well as all the episodes in this series, is dedicated to him. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of POW escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted...

Duration:00:46:40

Series 2, Episode 3 - Brig. J Hargest

5/21/2021
In this episode we look at the escape of Brigadier James Hargest, a New Zealander who was captured by Rommel, held in Campo 12 in Italy, reaching Switzerland in record time after his escape. Sadly our presenter, Dave Harrison, passed away from Covid last year, so this episode, as well as all the episodes in this series, is dedicated to him. For You The War Is Over is a podcast that looks at the real life stories of POW escapes from the the Second World War. Hosted by History Nerd...

Duration:00:35:06