WW2 - Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, War diary

A series of military podcasts about Bill Cheall's WW2 memoirs, covering Dunkirk, North Africa, D-Day, Sicily, Germany and many other aspects of WW2. Includes new material gathered during the research for the published book, Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg. Relatives of Bill Cheall's comrades have provided a wealth of information about this British 'band of brothers' and this is explored in future war history podcasts, including some interviews with real war veterans. FEEDBACK PLEASE: It would be appreciated if you could spare some time to leave a review via itunes. Thank you.

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http://www.http://fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/
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Some great unpublished history based around the memoirs of a second world war soldier and his former comrades. Covers Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, D-Day and Germany. Gripping military history, WWII. Podcast Please rate and review at http://bit.ly/FightingPodcast - Thanks!
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2018-12-14 23:48
last episode published
2018-10-07 17:24
publication frequency
55.69 days
Contributors
fightingthrough author  
Paul Cheall owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
37
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
7.10.2018

36 Tank Captain Stanley Perry WW2

Capt Stanley Perry was in the British tank regiment the Sherwood Rangers and saw a lot of action in Normandy and Germany. He survived battles, bombs and booby traps to tell of his amazing exploits some 75 years later!  Great Unpublished History!  Pleas...
Paul Cheall author
7.10.2018

37 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART TWO

PART TWO Continuing with Part two of Capt Stanley Perry's WW2 interview. Recommended you listen to Part one, episode 36, first.  Stan was in the British tank regiment the Sherwood Rangers and saw a lot of action in Normandy and Germany. He survived WWI...
Paul Cheall author
21.09.2018

35 Tank Captain Stanley Perry WW2 interview

Great, Unpublished History! Interview with Freddie Linacre, a veteran of the North Africa campaign and POW Soldiers survived or were killed or captured. Learn how one man nearly did all three. Hear the painful tricks POW's pulled to get out of work dut...
Paul Cheall author
10.09.2018

34 Wartime Holidays, WW2

Great, Unpublished History! Hear the WWII diary Anne Cheall wrote on holiday in Wales in July 1943. A brief sojourn before returning to the bomb making factory. Paul tries out his foreign language skills. The secret sayings and proverbs which guided An...
Paul Cheall author
29.08.2018

33 Wartime Recipes & Morse Coding WRENS in WW2

Great, Unpublished History!   A Wren's Story, by Audrey Johnson - the memoirs of a WREN in a signals team during WW2, based in N Ireland Plus: How Anne Cheall made the best of limited rations with her wartime recipes Please see my Facebook page here L...
Paul Cheall WWII author
20.07.2018

32 Women at War, Anne Cheall, WWII

Great, Unpublished History! How 17 year old civilian Anne Cheall staved off the threat of hunger, the dangers of working in a bomb factory, the humour from working for a German boss, and how she stood in as a surrogate agony aunt for one of her friends...
Paul Cheall WW2 WWII author
25.06.2018

Child of War - An interview with Volker Wehrum, WW2

Great, Unpublished History! Volker, born 1944, tells some fascinating tales about the dangers his Dad faced in returning to his home country ahead of the advancing Russians, as WW2 ended. Many family stories include a daring escape from Stalingrad and ...
Paul Cheall, WWII, WW2 author
4.06.2018

The Queen Mary in WWII

Great, Unpublished History! Two WW2 servicemen. Two accounts of the same very special voyage upon the iconic Queen Mary in 1943, taking allied troops from Scotland to Egypt.  "I relieved Tommy as lookout on the quarter deck, he reported Queen Mary sig...
Paul Cheall WWII WW2 author
8.05.2018

29 Prisoner of War

Great, unpublished history! A bumper episode, packed with POW stories. Main feature: The story of Brian Asquith, who was a Rifleman in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and was captured at Dunkirk in 1940. A dangerous but heart-warming adventure in war-time ...
Paul Cheall WWII author
31.03.2018

28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of WWII veteran Wilf Shaw in hospital on 21 March 2018. His family advise that he passed away very peacefully in the early hours in hospital. He had enjoyed exceptional health for his age until a few...
Paul Cheall WW2 author
1.03.2018

Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day

Great, unpublished history! 92 year-old Royal Marine Roy Bennett remembers his WWII Juno beach landing and more: "There was a horrendous noise as we landed, people were dying leaving the landing craft ..." Bill Cheall re-visits France and Gold beach on...
Paul Cheall WWII author
10.02.2018

The Zilken Letters - veteran exposes the army's best kept secrets of WWII

26 The Zilken Letters A WW2 veteran tells some of the army's best kept secrets Great, unpublished history! "In the hot desert, while on guard, some of us drank the rusty water from the radiators of the Bren Gun carriers.  I would lie on my back - mout...
Paul Cheall WWII author
26.01.2018

Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill

25 Rufty Hill meets Winston Great, unpublished history! Poignant tale of 5 brave WWII comrades. The story goes back to the start of the war, how these lads met, what special connection brought them together, and what tragedy was to befall some of them....
Paul Cheall WW2 author
5.12.2017

Christmas at War, Bill Cheall

24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall Great, unpublished history! ¬† How the Dunkirk spirit of 1940 became the Christmas spirit of ‚Äė45.¬†Bill Cheall keeps the peace as a regimental policeman in war-torn and defeated Germany and experiences the most heart-warm...
Paul Cheall author
30.11.2017

Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 3

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 jo...
Paul Cheall WW2 WWII author
26.11.2017

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 f...
Paul Cheall WW2, WWII author
11.11.2017

Angus Wallace interviews Paul Cheall

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 inv...
Paul Cheall, Angus Wallace, WWII author
26.10.2017

Dunkirk Little Ship Bee - UNABRIDGED EDITION

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...
Paul Cheall WW2 WWII author
29.09.2017

International Podcast Day 2017, 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...
Paul Cheall WW2 author
29.09.2017

International Podcast Day Part 2 - WW2 and WW1 memoirs

19 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 ...
Paul Cheall WW2 author
16.09.2017

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 mor...
Paul Cheall WWII podcast author
15.08.2017

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....
Paul Cheall WW1 author
24.07.2017

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 p...
Paul Cheall author
13.07.2017

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...
8.05.2017

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 yo...
11.04.2017

12 - More Coffee with Flt Sgt Claude Reynolds

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 fun...
3.03.2017

11 - The Bee, Dunkirk little ship story, WW2

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 a...
20.01.2017

10 - Dunkirk letters of Capt Tom Woods OBE

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 1940 Bill Cheall was plucked off...
4.12.2016

9 - Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch

Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE "Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!" Great unpublished history The personal war diary and letters home from Major Petch offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the British soldiers during Dunkirk in 194...
15.10.2016

8 - D-Day poems of D E Gray

D-Day poetry of CSM D E Gray MM Great unpublished history! "We're having a marvellous time!"   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 p...
9.10.2016

7 - D-Day Diary of D Gray Pt 2

Memoirs of CSM D E Gray MM - Part 2 War memoirs of a WW2 military medal hero Great unpublished history! "Cognac, Calvados and kisses!" Episode one of the diary ended with Company Sergeant Major Gray winning the Military Medal. His battalion, the 7 Gree...
7.10.2016

6 - D-Day Diary of D Gray Pt 1

Podcast episode 6 Memoirs of CSM D E Gray MM - Part 1 War memoirs of a WW2 military medal hero 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 w...
20.07.2016

5 ‚Äď Coffee with WW2 Lancaster veteran Claude Reynolds

Memoirs of a Lancaster rear gunner in WW2 A privileged opportunity to hear 96 year old Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds' WW2 memories, sometimes frightening, often fascinating Great, unpublished history! Claude had the unenviable role of being rear gunn...
9.07.2016

4 - Coffee with WW2 Veteran Wilf Shaw

The engaging memories of a Legion D'Honneur veteran Great, unpublished history! 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 f...
16.05.2013

3 - D-Day WW2 - veterans' accounts

Graphic accounts of the D-Day landings taken from two veteran memoirs Great, unpublished history! Startling accounts from two different perspectives - one from an infantryman, the other from a Royal Engineer, both landing on Gold Beach under heavy fire...
11.04.2013

2 - North Africa WW2 - Gripping veterans' accounts of Wadi Akarit

Veteran accounts of the Wadi Akarit battle which brought Allied victory in North Africa¬† Great, unpublished history!¬† Monty vs Rommel ‚Äď The final round. WWII, April 1943¬† The famous battle of El Alamein turned the tide against the German army in North ...
11.04.2013

1 - Dunkirk WW2 - Veteran Bill Cheall's story of the beaches

Gripping veteran account of the Beaches at Dunkirk, 1940   Great, unpublished history!  Covering Bill Cheall’s dramatic experience on the beaches at Bray-Dunes, France, 1940, trying to get back to England.  Click for shownotes and photos  Click here t...