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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Great unpublished history!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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Listen to the podcast at www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk

Paul Cheall



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


Link to feedback/reviews

 

 

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


Link to feedback/reviews

 

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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Saturday, 16 September 2017

17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

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 fighting, Fred describes a summer truce – but it’s not to play football on the beach!

Finally, we hear three lessons which were brought home to Fred by the battle

 

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

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

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 chew in the face of opposition from the equally brave, confident and well-prepared Turks? |

"Then the firing stopped and with a yell of 'Allah, Allah' the Turks charged. They bore down on us like fiends, and soon I was fighting for my very life." |

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Monday, 24 July 2017

15 The WWII Poems of Sapper John Frederick Smith

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. 

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wwii poems of John Smith



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Thursday, 13 July 2017

14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2

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 mission’s fate.  

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Flight Sergeant Donald Savage, Rear Gunner

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RAF Lancaster Lily Mars

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Monday, 8 May 2017

13 Danger - Unexploded Bomb!

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."

 

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