Fighting Through WW2 WWII

Fighting Through WW2 WWII

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WW2 memoirs and memories
32 Women at War, Anne Cheall, WW2
Jul 20 • 72 min
Anne describes her life as a civilian in WW2, as a 17 year old.
31 Child of War - An interview with Volker Wehrum, WW2
Jun 24 • 41 min
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 escape from a train bound for…
30 Queen Mary WW2 WWII
Jun 4 • 80 min
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.
29 Prisoner of War
May 8 • 140 min
Memoirs of a British POW in WWII Poland
28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute
Mar 31 • 51 min
Special episode about WW2 veteran Wilf Shaw RIP. Listener tributes plus the best and funniest parts of his interviews. “You were always a rebel Wilf and it was those types of blokes who won this bloody War for us” Fred Zilken.
27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII
Mar 1 • 49 min
Two WWII veterans - two beaches - Juno and Gold
26 The Zilken Letters - veteran exposes the army’s best kept secrets!
Feb 9 • 59 min
WW2 veteran, Fred Zilken, reminisces in letters written 50 years after the war ended.
25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill
Jan 26 • 39 min
Poignant tale of 5 brave WWII men. The story goes back to the start of the war, how these lads met, what special connection brought them together, & what tragedy befell some of them.
24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall
Dec 5, 2017 • 20 min
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.
23 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 3
Nov 30, 2017 • 60 min
97 year old WW2 Veteran Wilf recounts enchanting, funny and fearsome tales of France and North Africa.
22 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 2
Nov 26, 2017 • 54 min
More great tales over a second coffee with WW2 veteran Wilf Shaw, Aged 97
21 Angus Wallace interviews Paul Cheall
Nov 11, 2017 • 54 min
Angus Wallace is the host of The WW2 Podcast and he interviews Paul Cheall about his Dad’s WWII memoirs, Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, published by Pen and Sword.
20 Dunkirk Little Ship Bee - UNABRIDGED EDITION
Oct 26, 2017 • 41 min
The scary story of the part some British sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. Fred Reynard hand wrote it in June 1940, days after events had taken place. This episode is three times longer than the previous version.
18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1 - WW1 and WW2 memoirs
Sep 29, 2017 • 57 min
Fighting Through - The number one WW2 show in Apple podcasts! A bumper crop of highlights from previous episodes, and more. There are some staggeringly good tales to tell, about flying Lancasters, winning a military medal on D-Day, captaining a ship…
19 Best of the First 5 years - Part 2 - WW1 and WW2 memoirs
Sep 29, 2017 • 62 min
Fighting Through - The number one WW2 show in Apple podcasts! A second bumper crop of highlights from previous episodes, and more. There are some staggeringly good tales to tell, about flying Lancasters, winning a military medal on D-Day, captaining a…
17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard
Sep 16, 2017 • 45 min
Second part of a first hand account of the brutal WWI battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles. Suvla Bay landing, Aug 1915.
16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard
Aug 15, 2017 • 59 min
A first hand account of the savage WWI battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles. Suvla Bay landing, Aug 1915
15 The WWII Poems of Sapper John Frederick Smith
Jul 24, 2017 • 19 min
In April 1940 John went to France with the British Expeditionary Force as a sapper in the Royal Engineers. | He took his weapons of choice with him - gun, pencil and paper! | Poignant poetry of loyalty and comradeship, crafted during the London Blitz…
14 The Last Flight of Lancaster Lily Mars, WW2
Jul 13, 2017 • 37 min
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.
13 Blitz bomb disposal memoirs of Sgt Brian Moss, Royal Engineers
May 8, 2017 • 40 min
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.
12 Claude Reynolds 2 - WW2 Lancaster veteran interview
Apr 11, 2017 • 45 min
More of Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds’ WW2 memories as rear gunner in a Lancaster, sometimes frightening, often fascinating, frequently funny!
11 Dunkirk little ship, The Bee memoir WW2
Mar 3, 2017 • 39 min
The part some Isle of Wight British merchant sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk – in Operation Dynamo WW2 1940.
10 Dunkirk ship diaries of Capt Tom Woods OBE
Jan 20, 2017 • 46 min
The personal WWII 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. The ship was captained by civilian seaman, Captain Tom Woods, who would later be honoured…
9 Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch WWII
Dec 4, 2016 • 61 min
The personal war diary and letters home from Major Petch offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the British soldiers during Dunkirk in 1940. “It’ll all be over when it gets hotter” was the prevailing opinion.
8 D-Day WWII poems of D E Gray
Oct 15, 2016 • 24 min
Six linked poems paint a picture of the journey across the English Channel on D-Day and onwards through Normandy.
7 D-Day Diary of D Gray Pt 2
Oct 9, 2016 • 39 min
With many comrades already dead or wounded, CSM Gray must push on further into WWII Europe with Holland as the next destination. More hazards and humour await our heroes …
6 D-Day Diary of D Gray Pt 1
Oct 7, 2016 • 65 min
Doug Gray was there on D-Day and beyond. He wrote a blow by black w account and even wrote a diary entry on the day he won his military medal, before he knew he’d won it!
5 Claude Reynolds - WW2 Lancaster veteran interview 1
Jul 20, 2016 • 44 min
96 year old Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds’ WW2 memories, sometimes frightening, often fascinating.
4 Wilf Shaw - WW2 army veteran interview 1
Jul 9, 2016 • 58 min
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…
3 D-Day - Sgt Brian Moss Royal Engineers WW2
May 16, 2013 • 53 min
Graphic accounts of the D-Day landings taken from two veteran memoirs
2 North Africa WW2 - Veterans’ accounts of Monty’s 8th Army action
Apr 11, 2013 • 40 min
Veteran accounts of the battle which brought Allied victory in North Africa
1 Dunkirk WW2 - Veteran Bill Cheall’s story of the beaches
Apr 11, 2013 • 22 min
Bill Cheall’s dramatic experience escaping from the beaches Of Dunkirk, France, 1940, trying to get back to England in WWII.