Fighting Through WW2 WWII

Fighting Through WW2 WWII
WW2 memoirs and memories
41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history
Apr 19 • 92 min
A final dose of fun and adventure with 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.
40 Four Brits & a Frenchman at Dunkirk plus Gallipoli
Feb 28 • 78 min
The extraordinary turns of events that brought four Brits to the shores of Dunkirk at the same time as a Frenchman. Great unpublished war history!
39 Stan Perry Listener Feedback and Quiz
Dec 23, 2018 • 21 min
A bonus episode with listener feedback on the Capt Stan Perry interviews, episodes 37-38 plus end of year WW2 quiz!
38 Sergeant Eion McEwan - Paras WWII
Dec 15, 2018 • 85 min
The dramatic WWII diary of a 5th Scottish Para in France, Italy and beyond. The secret story of a mutiny by British soldiers.
36 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART ONE
Oct 7, 2018 • 99 min
Interview with British WWII Normandy tank commander, Part One
37 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART TWO
Oct 7, 2018 • 69 min
Interview with British WWII tank commander, Part Two.
35 Freddie Linacre WW2 veteran interview
Sep 20, 2018 • 47 min
Interview with Freddie Linacre, veteran of the WWII North Africa campaign and POW.
34 Wartime Holidays WW2
Sep 10, 2018 • 22 min
Hear the WWII diary Anne Cheall wrote on holiday in Wales in July 1943. A brief sojourn before returning to the bomb making factory.
33 Wartime Recipes and WRENS in WW2
Aug 29, 2018 • 109 min
Culinary survival skills and a Women’s Royal Naval Service morse coding memoir, WWII
32 Women at War, WW2
Jul 20, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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 in WW2
Jun 4, 2018 • 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 in WWII
May 8, 2018 • 140 min
Memoirs of a British POW in WWII Poland
28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute
Mar 31, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 49 min
Two WWII veterans - two beaches - Juno and Gold
26 The Zilken Letters. A veteran exposes the army’s best kept WWII secrets!
Feb 9, 2018 • 59 min
WW2 veteran, Fred Zilken, reminisces in letters written 50 years after the war ended.
25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII
Jan 26, 2018 • 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 WWII 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 of the WW2 Podcast 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
Sep 29, 2017 • 57 min
A bumper crop of highlights and bloopers from previous episodes.
19 Best of the First 5 years Part 2
Sep 29, 2017 • 62 min
A second bumper crop of highlights and bloopers from previous episodes, and more.
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 bombing.
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
WWII diary/letters from Capt Wood of the Lady of Mann offer a unique glimpse into the happenings of the Dunkirk evacuation, WWII.
9 Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE 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
Lancaster 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.