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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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00441493369912


Episodes

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24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall Great, unpublished history!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23 A third coffee with WWII army veteran Wilf Shaw Great, unpublished history!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A Second Coffee with WWII army veteran Wilf Shaw, Aged 97 Great, unpublished history!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


12 - More Coffee with Flt Sgt Claude Reynolds

4/11/2017
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Podcast episode 12 More Coffee with Flt Sgt Claude Reynolds. RAF LANCASTER - REAR GUNNER. Great unpublished history! A privileged opportunity to hear 95 year old Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds' WW2 memories, sometimes frightening, often fascinating, frequently funny! "The ice was cracking off the wings""The first five and the last five missions were the worst"This latest episode picks up on issues and details missed in the first podcast. We’re going to talk about some of Claude’s...

Duration: 00:45:23


11 - The Bee, Dunkirk little ship story, WW2

3/3/2017
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Podcast episode 11 The Bee - Dunkirk little ship story Great unpublished history In 1940, the war was going very badly for the Allies. The Germans had raced across Europe and by late May they had pushed the British Expeditionary Force and the French Army into a small area in and around Dunkirk. In wartime ordinary men and women are asked to do extraordinary things. This is the story of the part some Isle of Wight British merchant sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the...

Duration: 00:39:22


10 - Dunkirk letters of Capt Tom Woods OBE

1/20/2017
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Podcast episode 10 Dunkirk Letters of Capt Tom Woods OBE Great unpublished history The personal diary and letters home from Capt Wood of the Lady of Mann offer a unique glimpse into the happenings of the Dunkirk evacuation during WW2 in 1940Bill Cheall was plucked off the Dunkirk beaches by the ship Lady of Mann, which had an heroic part to play at Dunkirk. The ship was captained by civilian seaman, Tom Woods, who would later be honoured with an OBE for his gallant efforts. Hear about...

Duration: 00:46:24


9 - Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch

12/4/2016
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Podcast episode 9 Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE "Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!" Great previously unpublished history The first in a special Dunkirk series. Recommended that you also listen to Podcast Episode 1 in this series - Bill Cheall's story of the beaches. Shownotes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk Subscribe/Review on iTunes - http://bit.ly/WarPodcast Subscribe - don't miss out

Duration: 01:01:14


8 - WW2 D-Day poems of D E Gray

10/15/2016
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Podcast episode 8 D-Day poetry of CSM D E Gray MM Great previously unpublished history! When Company Sergeant Major Gray wasn't fighting for the Green Howards, sometime in 1944 he found time to compose some war poetry. Six linked poems paint a picture of the journey across the English Channel and onwards through Normandy, ending with a letter home to Doug's mum and dad, telling them what a marvellous time he was having. Composed with a great sense of humour, these poems make...

Duration: 00:24:24


7 - D-Day Diary of CSM D E Gray - Pt 2

10/9/2016
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Podcast episode 7 Memoirs of CSM D E Gray MM - Part 2 War memoirs of a WW2 military medal hero Great previously unpublished history! Episode one of the diary ended with Company Sergeant Major Gray winning the Military Medal. His battalion, the 7 Green Howards, had landed on Gold Beach on D-Day 6 June and advanced some distance into the dangerous French countryside. With many comrades already dead or wounded, CSM Gray must push on further into Europe with Holland as the next...

Duration: 00:39:44


6 - The D-Day Diary of CSM D E Gray MM

10/7/2016
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Podcast episode 6 Memoirs of CSM D E Gray MM - Part 1 (Part 2 follows VERY SOON) Great unpublished history! Doug Gray was there on D-Day and beyond. He wrote his diary and fascinating it is too. He even wrote a diary entry on the day he won his military medal, before he knew he'd won it! The diary’s been supplied by Doug’s family. The entries start just before D-Day and finish several weeks after, so it’s quite a rare historical record because soldiers were forbidden to keep diaries...

Duration: 01:05:02


4 - Coffee with WW2 Veteran Wilf Shaw

7/9/2016
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A rare and rewarding opportunity to hear 96 year old war veteran Wilf Shaw's WW2 memories, sometimes tragic, often hilarious. Paul Cheall has a coffee and chat with Wilf Shaw of 6th Battalion the Green Howards, 50th infantry division, in the British Army. Wilf fought in many campaigns including fighting for Monty’s 8th army in Alamein, Wadi Akarit in Tunisia, Sicily and of course Normandy. He was wounded twice and still returned to battle! This is the fourth episode in the podcast...

Duration: 00:58:35

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