Sept. 29, 2017

18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

Dunkirk, North Africa, Lancaster memoirs & WW2 Veteran intereviews


Revisit the first five years' favourites from episodes 1-17.

The best, the bloopers, the funniest and scariest moments, plus loads of new material.

More great unpublished history - of the Second World War.
 

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.

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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Arthur Oxley's shell damaged cap badge from Battle of Wadi Akarit 6 April 1943.

GPS co-ordinates for Bray Dunes, France and other places of interest:

 

Bray Dunes - 51.04.36.47N 2.30.26.18.E

Gold Beach - 49.20.42.92N 0.31.41.11.W

Arromanches 49.20.20.9N. 0.37.13.38W

Crepon. 49.18.56.4N. 0.33.00.2W

Lion d'or hotel, Bayeux. 49.16.34.11N. 0.41.54.5W - Just great - it's where the German officers stayed during the war.

Marefontaine battery. 49.19.23.5N. 0.31.48.21W

Hinges communal Cemetery - rue de bethune GPS 50.33.40.2N 2.37.18.4E

Longueness (ST. OMER) souvenir cemetery (John Hewson buried here) - 50.43.56.38N, 2.15.04.28E

Mont Fleury gun battery 40.20.29.3N. 0.30.58.26W

Merville battery. 49.16.12.0N. 0.11.46.58W

Pegasus bridge, Ranville 49.14.32.6N. 0.16.27.2W

Longues sur mer gun battery 49.20.35.2N. 0.41.31.4W

Demi Lune hotel, Ypres - recommended 50.51.17.7N. 2.53.11.4E

Somme Thiepval monument 50.03.09.34N, 2.41.17.8.E

Interested in Bill Cheall's book? Link here for more information.

Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, hardback, paperback and Kindle etc.

Transcript

Twins! Paul Cheall proudly strikes the same pose as his Dad did aged 19 in 1936 in his prized Morris 10! 3 years before WWII started