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The stories connected to the story

Great unpublished history!


Bill Cheall fought at Dunkirk, North Africa and Sicily, was in the first wave on Gold Beach on D-Day, and finally went to Germany. Since Bill's WW2 memoirs were published, many former comrades and families have come forward with stories and diaries of their own, all forming part of the jigsaw of Bill's war. The aim of these podcasts is to bring the memories to life and honour the soldiers, airmen and seamen who were connected to Bill in some way.

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Paul Cheall



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall

24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall

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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.

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Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

A WWII military history podcast on Bill Cheall's war diary and memoirs.

Bill Cheall at Duisberg, WWII WW2 Oct 1945



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Thursday, 30 November 2017

23 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 3

23 A third coffee with WWII army veteran Wilf Shaw

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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!

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Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

A WWII military history podcast on Wilf Shaw's diary and memoirs.

Recorded 2016 in Manchester, UK



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Sunday, 26 November 2017

22 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 2

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Great, unpublished history!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 wounded twice and still returned to battle!

Link to feedback/reviews Thank you

Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

A WWII military history podcast on Wilf Shaw's diary and memoirs.

Recorded 2016 in Manchester, UK

Wilf WW2 veteran



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Saturday, 11 November 2017

21 Angus Wallace interviews Paul Cheall

21 - Angus Wallace interviews Paul Cheall

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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 notes always at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

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The WW2 Podcast can be found at www.WW2Podcast.com

Angus Wallace, host of The WW2 Podcast

 

 



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Thursday, 26 October 2017

20 Dunkirk Little Ship Bee - UNABRIDGED EDITION

20 - The Bee - Dunkirk little ship story

NEW - Complete & unabridged version of this popular episode

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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

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"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 water towering above us on all sides" 

You may have already heard Episode 11, The Bee - this version is the much longer and complete version and is highly recommended.

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

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Friday, 29 September 2017

18 International Podcast Day Part 1 - WW2 and WW1 memoirs

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

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Summary: 

The beaches of Dunkirk revisited

Tales of North Africa and Monty’s 8th army desert rats

Interviews with army and airforce veterans, such as soldier Wilf Shaw who has been awarded France’s Legion D’Honneur, Claude Reynolds who was rear gunner in a Lancaster.

Dunkirk deliverance – accounts from a soldier, major, big ship, little ship

Much more – including new tales never before heard anywhere

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk


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19 International Podcast Day Part 2 WW2 WW1 memoirs

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!

 

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk


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Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk


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Soldiers' WW2 poetry

D-Day memoirs from Bill Cheall, Sgt Brian Moss and CSM Doug Gray

The last flight of Lancaster Lily Mars – very, very sad

Danger UXB! A gripping story of bomb disposal during the London Blitz – hold onto your seat!

An unbelievably scary account of the brutal battle of Gallipoli, WW1  – I dare you to listen!

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk


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