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.
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.
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 188.8.131.52.E
Gold Beach - 184.108.40.206N 0.31.41.11.W
Arromanches 220.127.116.11N. 0.37.13.38W
Crepon. 18.104.22.168N. 0.33.00.2W
Lion d'or hotel, Bayeux. 22.214.171.124N. 0.41.54.5W - Just great - it's where the German officers stayed during the war.
Marefontaine battery. 126.96.36.199N. 0.31.48.21W
Hinges communal Cemetery - rue de bethune GPS 188.8.131.52N 184.108.40.206E
Longueness (ST. OMER) souvenir cemetery (John Hewson buried here) - 220.127.116.11N, 2.15.04.28E
Mont Fleury gun battery 18.104.22.168N. 0.30.58.26W
Merville battery. 22.214.171.124N. 0.11.46.58W
Pegasus bridge, Ranville 126.96.36.199N. 0.16.27.2W
Longues sur mer gun battery 188.8.131.52N. 0.41.31.4W
Demi Lune hotel, Ypres - recommended 184.108.40.206N. 220.127.116.11E
Somme Thiepval monument 50.03.09.34N, 18.104.22.168.E
Interested in Bill Cheall's book? Link here for more information.
Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, hardback, paperback and Kindle etc.
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