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Fighting Through WW2 History

Paul Cheall WWII

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Fighting Through WW2 History
Fighting Through WW2 History

Fighting Through WW2 History

Paul Cheall WWII

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WWII memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories ... Over 150 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB

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48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

"We went up the line in the trenches at Vimy Ridge. We prepared our emplacement for a raid by the Canadians, to capture prisoners to gain information for the big attack that was to come. We were to fire gas shells during the early hours, followed by smoke, to give the Canadians cover. "I was first in line but I had to stop for a few moments to feel for my boot in the mud, empty the mud out, and put it on again. I lost my place so then I was ninth in line. Then Jerry dropped a shell right in front of the line ... Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel

122 MIN1 w ago
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48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

47 Through German Eyes Part Two

D-Day Through German Eyes, How the Wehrmacht Lost France by J Trigg. A reflection on how the war was lost by the Germans and won by the Allies from D-Day onwards. Please note that some of the narrative in this episode is quite gory, more so than on previous episodes. If you don’t like imagery of blood, body parts and violent death scenes, I recommend you don’t listen on this occasion. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear." Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page Richard Freiherr von Rosen's 57-ton Tiger 1 Panzer blown upside down by allied bombing at the start of the Goodwood offensive A Tiger 1 of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung101 knocked out by British infantrymen of 17 Queens Regiment in in Villers Bocage on 13 June 1944

242 MIN3 w ago
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47 Through German Eyes Part Two

46 Through German Eyes in the Second World War

Stories about the German side of the Second World War. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear." "For a couple of days the two sides just existed on opposite sides of a meadow with a tense safety. The Germans could hear the Americans sing songs in the evening, and likely vice versa. Then, one morning the engines of the Sherman tanks came to life …" Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page German Soldier on the Eastern front inthe Second World War. Courtesy The Other Side Archive Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war

74 MINOCT 13
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46 Through German Eyes in the Second World War

45 Gold Beach Normandy trip WW2

Accounts of my trip to Normandy - including Gold beach and Omaha. An exclusive preview of the new British Normandy Memorial which is dedicated to the 22,000 British, French and other foreigners killed during the World War two Normandy campaign. Some excellent D-Day passages from a book I’ve been reading about the D-Day landings, D-Day the Battle for Europe. "There was little sleep that night. The first squadrons were off in the night." "There was a pause in the bombing attacks about four in the morning and my son climbed onto the wall to see what was happening. He started shouting, “Mummy, mummy, the sea’s black with boats. I knew that the invasion had started." "We reached a landing craft and I was in a different world. All the men were wearing campaign ribbons and they were so calm. They were real men, real soldiers and I felt elated to be amongst them." "I reached the sea wall and leaned against it to regain my breath. Other soldiers were doing the same. That was when I realis...

101 MINAUG 30
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45 Gold Beach Normandy trip WW2

44 Stevie Stevens Lancaster Pilot WW2

Flt Lt Sidney Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) during WWII raids bombing industrial Germany in 1943. "This thing was bumping up and down and sometimes you could lose 600 feet and you'd just drop vertically ... "I came out of the clouds and the German fighter was there waiting for me ... DFC citation: Pilot Officer Sidney George STEVENS (149614), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 57 Squadron. This officer has displayed great skill and determination throughout his tour of operations. One night in October, 1943, he piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig. On the outward flight violent electrical storms were encountered. Although the air speed indicator became useless and other equipment was rendered temporarily unserviceable, Pilot Officer Stevens went on to complete his mission. His persistence in the face of trying circumstances was most praiseworthy. More great unpublished history - of the Second World War. Links - Not supported by all podcast pla...

100 MINJUL 1
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44 Stevie Stevens Lancaster Pilot WW2

43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett and HMS Exeter, POW WW2

HMS Exeter was sunk in Pacific waters during the second world war. Ray Fitchett made a recording of his tale of survival in Japan – abandoning ship in shark infested waters followed by three years’ captivity as a POW. Hear the terrifying tale of how he survived. "They decided to put some of us down the coal mine but I didn't fancy that. So I went to the tail end of the queue of guys and I thought I'd get a job at the top of the mine". "If you got lucky you might pick up some orange peel - You couldn’t eat the whole lot but you could scrape the white part out and that was luxury". More great unpublished history - of the Second World War. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories Full show notes here Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page here Facebook page Web site home page

87 MINJUN 1
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43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett and HMS Exeter, POW WW2

42 Dunkirk to D-Day 75, Second World War

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings withmemoirs about the tough training for D-Day and stories about Landing Craft Tanks delivering their cargo of hardware and humans to the battle-strewn WWII beaches. "We had delivered to Juno and Gold and were returning our Landing Craft Tank to England. We were close to our shores when we pancaked down so hard in the sea that we broke our craft’s back. "A German armoured machine gun truck with infantry squad stopped next to the American soldiers. The officer barked “Raus! Raus mit den Händen hoch!” More great unpublished history - of World War 2 Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes here Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page here Facebook page here. Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war Facebook page Web site home page

90 MINMAY 6
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42 Dunkirk to D-Day 75, Second World War

41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history

A final dose of fun and adventure with war hero Wilf Shaw. "We're done for" said Wilf's mate as a cloud of desert dust appeared on the horizon, signifying the approach of a very large force of enemy troops. "One day, on board ship, they decided to run a Battalion boxing tournament and Sgt O'Grady asked the assembled company for volunteers - not a single hand was raised - until Jeff nudged me and said, 'I'll have a go Shaw if you will'. More great unpublished history! World War 2 Links - please note they don't work on all podcast players Full show notes here Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page here Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war Facebook page Web site home page

92 MINAPR 19
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41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history

40 Four Brits and a Frenchman at Dunkirk WW2, Gallipoli WW1

The extraordinary turns of events that brought four Brits to the shores of Dunkirk at the same time as a Frenchman. More great unpublished history - of the Second World War. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Fred Bates interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/g4365J5p5xY Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you -https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Full show notes http://fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/

78 MINMAR 1
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40 Four Brits and a Frenchman at Dunkirk WW2, Gallipoli WW1

39 Stan Perry - Listener Feedback and Quiz, World War 2 History

A bonus episode with listener feedback on the Capt Stan Perry interviews, episodes 37-38 plus end of year WW2 history quiz! Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Facebook page Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war Link to feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you.

21 MIN2018 DEC 24
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39 Stan Perry - Listener Feedback and Quiz, World War 2 History

Latest Episodes

48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

"We went up the line in the trenches at Vimy Ridge. We prepared our emplacement for a raid by the Canadians, to capture prisoners to gain information for the big attack that was to come. We were to fire gas shells during the early hours, followed by smoke, to give the Canadians cover. "I was first in line but I had to stop for a few moments to feel for my boot in the mud, empty the mud out, and put it on again. I lost my place so then I was ninth in line. Then Jerry dropped a shell right in front of the line ... Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel

122 MIN1 w ago
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48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

47 Through German Eyes Part Two

D-Day Through German Eyes, How the Wehrmacht Lost France by J Trigg. A reflection on how the war was lost by the Germans and won by the Allies from D-Day onwards. Please note that some of the narrative in this episode is quite gory, more so than on previous episodes. If you don’t like imagery of blood, body parts and violent death scenes, I recommend you don’t listen on this occasion. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear." Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page Richard Freiherr von Rosen's 57-ton Tiger 1 Panzer blown upside down by allied bombing at the start of the Goodwood offensive A Tiger 1 of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung101 knocked out by British infantrymen of 17 Queens Regiment in in Villers Bocage on 13 June 1944

242 MIN3 w ago
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47 Through German Eyes Part Two

46 Through German Eyes in the Second World War

Stories about the German side of the Second World War. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear." "For a couple of days the two sides just existed on opposite sides of a meadow with a tense safety. The Germans could hear the Americans sing songs in the evening, and likely vice versa. Then, one morning the engines of the Sherman tanks came to life …" Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page German Soldier on the Eastern front inthe Second World War. Courtesy The Other Side Archive Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war

74 MINOCT 13
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46 Through German Eyes in the Second World War

45 Gold Beach Normandy trip WW2

Accounts of my trip to Normandy - including Gold beach and Omaha. An exclusive preview of the new British Normandy Memorial which is dedicated to the 22,000 British, French and other foreigners killed during the World War two Normandy campaign. Some excellent D-Day passages from a book I’ve been reading about the D-Day landings, D-Day the Battle for Europe. "There was little sleep that night. The first squadrons were off in the night." "There was a pause in the bombing attacks about four in the morning and my son climbed onto the wall to see what was happening. He started shouting, “Mummy, mummy, the sea’s black with boats. I knew that the invasion had started." "We reached a landing craft and I was in a different world. All the men were wearing campaign ribbons and they were so calm. They were real men, real soldiers and I felt elated to be amongst them." "I reached the sea wall and leaned against it to regain my breath. Other soldiers were doing the same. That was when I realis...

101 MINAUG 30
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45 Gold Beach Normandy trip WW2

44 Stevie Stevens Lancaster Pilot WW2

Flt Lt Sidney Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) during WWII raids bombing industrial Germany in 1943. "This thing was bumping up and down and sometimes you could lose 600 feet and you'd just drop vertically ... "I came out of the clouds and the German fighter was there waiting for me ... DFC citation: Pilot Officer Sidney George STEVENS (149614), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 57 Squadron. This officer has displayed great skill and determination throughout his tour of operations. One night in October, 1943, he piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig. On the outward flight violent electrical storms were encountered. Although the air speed indicator became useless and other equipment was rendered temporarily unserviceable, Pilot Officer Stevens went on to complete his mission. His persistence in the face of trying circumstances was most praiseworthy. More great unpublished history - of the Second World War. Links - Not supported by all podcast pla...

100 MINJUL 1
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44 Stevie Stevens Lancaster Pilot WW2

43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett and HMS Exeter, POW WW2

HMS Exeter was sunk in Pacific waters during the second world war. Ray Fitchett made a recording of his tale of survival in Japan – abandoning ship in shark infested waters followed by three years’ captivity as a POW. Hear the terrifying tale of how he survived. "They decided to put some of us down the coal mine but I didn't fancy that. So I went to the tail end of the queue of guys and I thought I'd get a job at the top of the mine". "If you got lucky you might pick up some orange peel - You couldn’t eat the whole lot but you could scrape the white part out and that was luxury". More great unpublished history - of the Second World War. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories Full show notes here Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page here Facebook page Web site home page

87 MINJUN 1
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43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett and HMS Exeter, POW WW2

42 Dunkirk to D-Day 75, Second World War

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings withmemoirs about the tough training for D-Day and stories about Landing Craft Tanks delivering their cargo of hardware and humans to the battle-strewn WWII beaches. "We had delivered to Juno and Gold and were returning our Landing Craft Tank to England. We were close to our shores when we pancaked down so hard in the sea that we broke our craft’s back. "A German armoured machine gun truck with infantry squad stopped next to the American soldiers. The officer barked “Raus! Raus mit den Händen hoch!” More great unpublished history - of World War 2 Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes here Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page here Facebook page here. Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war Facebook page Web site home page

90 MINMAY 6
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42 Dunkirk to D-Day 75, Second World War

41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history

A final dose of fun and adventure with war hero Wilf Shaw. "We're done for" said Wilf's mate as a cloud of desert dust appeared on the horizon, signifying the approach of a very large force of enemy troops. "One day, on board ship, they decided to run a Battalion boxing tournament and Sgt O'Grady asked the assembled company for volunteers - not a single hand was raised - until Jeff nudged me and said, 'I'll have a go Shaw if you will'. More great unpublished history! World War 2 Links - please note they don't work on all podcast players Full show notes here Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Twitter page here Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war Facebook page Web site home page

92 MINAPR 19
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41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history

40 Four Brits and a Frenchman at Dunkirk WW2, Gallipoli WW1

The extraordinary turns of events that brought four Brits to the shores of Dunkirk at the same time as a Frenchman. More great unpublished history - of the Second World War. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Fred Bates interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/g4365J5p5xY Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast Feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you -https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Full show notes http://fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/

78 MINMAR 1
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40 Four Brits and a Frenchman at Dunkirk WW2, Gallipoli WW1

39 Stan Perry - Listener Feedback and Quiz, World War 2 History

A bonus episode with listener feedback on the Capt Stan Perry interviews, episodes 37-38 plus end of year WW2 history quiz! Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Facebook page Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war Link to feedback/reviewsin Apple Podcasts - Thank you.

21 MIN2018 DEC 24
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39 Stan Perry - Listener Feedback and Quiz, World War 2 History
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