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Riding with a Mate

I drive with Uber Eats. This gives me plenty of hours to listen to this great podcast. I am still catching up and don’t look forward to the day when I have to wait for the next episode. The stories hold so many emotions from laughter to “moist eyes.” This is a very important record of this great ge…

Just finished listening to Heidi’s Father’s memoirs

Mr. Cheall, I want to personally thank you for giving us all the privilege of hearing this amazing story! It was as if I was experiencing the war through this extraordinary teenager’s eyes! Well written and I have to say, your reading was Spot on! What an incredible job you did conveying this mater…


Mr. Cheall’s, Been listening to your podcast since the beginning. My grandfather was in ww2 as a master sergeant in the mobile artillery unit. He came in a few days after d-day and provided support for the advancing units. He would not talk about his experience much but I have recently found lett…


As we say in the USA, AWESOME!!! Fantastic stuff! My father, seven uncles and one great uncle were in WWII, all in combat and they all came back. My dad, Herod Lowery, drove a big Ward LaFrance tank wrecker fighting the Germans. He landed in Normandy at Omaha Beach on June 21 and on VE Day, he w…

Bill g

WOW—the story of the German soldiers war perspective was unbelievable. Great job finding it and having the guts to have in your podcast. Thanks again

Excellent Stuff

The title says it all. The episodes are all well put together excellent stories they make you laugh and also the odd tear or two. Well worth listening to, and I have also purchased the Book behind the podcasts by Bill Cheall.

First Hand Accounts

Very well produced, clearly a labor of love. As good or better than any other WWII podcast I’ve found. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Intriguing 🧐

It’s amazing that you want to share soldiers experience’s. This is an awesome podcast!

Best WW2 Hostorical Podcast Period

I’ve been a student of WW2 since I was 6 years old . I’d ask my Grandpa about his time in the big one ,and he’d tell me about day to day activities and pranks he and his brothers would play on one another. When I was a young man I finally got brave enough to ask about the darker aspects of war ,an…

Top notch

I love this podcast so much. First hand accounts of the second world war are so important. I love the sweetness, humor, and reverence with which the host delivers these accounts. Highly recommended for all ages!

Amazingly Interesting 🧐

I am only ten years old, but out of attending so many online college lectures, listening to so many podcasts and reading an astounding number of books on WWII I think that this is the most heart-warming out of all of my materials. A son wanting to share the story of his fathers war experiences.

Simply the best!! PLEASE give this a LISTEN!!

This podcast is simply amazing . The stories , history and adventures that are talked about on this show are truly remarkable . Sometimes I will listen to an episode and I will say “ well that’s it , can’t get any better than that one”... and guess what?? Next episode tops the previous ! I will hav…

A gift of podcast

While this podcast may have started as a way to publicize his dad’s book, it has grown into a community that has recorded the history of the common soldier that would have been lost without Paul’s efforts. If you have even a slight interest in WW II, then you really owe yourself a listen.

Special thanks to Paul

“Bumped” into this podcast. Wow, it blew me away. Great interviews, accounts and stories. Thanks for committing these untold accounts to posterity!

Thank you

I recently lost my grandpa. He was a navy pilot from ‘43-‘46. I miss him dearly and listening to this makes me feel close to him. Thank you

The voice and content, both impressive!

Thank you for making me want learn more about WWII History. My sons are both very knowledgeable and we’ve spent time at great WII museums. The personal touch you give to your podcast makes it very compelling, informative and real. And of course your voice is exceptional!

Great WW2 podcast.

Always enjoy Paul’s podcasts.

Bill g

Found your podcast and it is outstanding. Thank you so much.

Fascinating Listening!

Throughly enjoyable and at times very moving.

Great podcast!

There are plenty of military history podcasts but this one hits the spot. The stories put you right along side of the soldier throughout their struggles. Although we can never know the pain, discomfort and smells of war this podcast gets you as close as possible to the front lines. Most history s…

Great Christmas show

Another one of many great shows. Love to hear the young lady from US give you such a nice review. And so happy to hear her study WW2 Good to hear the young learning history of the world. I hope in the future years your fathers memories are listen too and learned from. God bless you and your fam…

Top notch first person accounts!

Perhaps the best series of first person accounts of WWI/II I’ve run across. Well narrated fascinating experiences of both the mundane and murderous aspects of these conflicts focusing on the British Green Howards, the narrator’s dad’s unit. Try it- you’ll like it and you’ll hear amazing chapters of…

Makes me miss my dad

Listening to these old gents remind me of the stories my dad would tell about his time in the US Air Force. Fortunately, for him, he served between Korea and Vietnam. He was an aircraft mechanic. Well done, sir. Rob Pinnick

To the veterans

I love the veteran and God bless America and British men and their families


Fantastic podcast! I'm a few episodes in and cannot stop listening. Wonderful speaking voice.

WWII podcast Dunkirk to Hamburg

Greatly done with personal presentation of son honoring his father and many brave soldiers first hand accounts. Gives fresh and revealing backstories of battles and soldiers life of the greatest generation. Professional produced and the telling of stories gives me impression of what it was like onl…

Fightening Through WW 2

I cannot thank you enough for the amount of energy and determination you expended in this wonderful accounting of British Soldiers during the French, Italian Campaigns and beyond. Highly recommended especially to young people who don’t yet realize “Freedom Is Not Free” Cordially, Georgiana Kenned…


I am a utility work and ha e to read meters once a month and this is by far the best podcast to listen to while I’m reading meter it makes the day fly by


This is by far my favorite podcast I have ever listened too; I sit for 10 hours a day doing quality control; and this is my go to content to help the time pass by. It is so gripping; I have been so choked up so many times; and constnatly get goosebumps all over my body listening to these stories. I…


Absolutely wonderful! I enjoy my daily drive now. Can’t wait for more episodes.

I don’t do reviews

Love the show please keep it going anyone looking to get an inside look to the ground pounders life give this a listen my favorite episode was Gallipoli absolutely incredible from start to finish thanks so much Bill James B USA

Love it

I love this podcast It is the best I ever listened to and I have so many of your episodes and I love history. Keep doing what your doing.

Great history podcast

Paul, thank you for your very sincere effort to preserve World War II history. I, too, share your love of history. I enjoy hearing about the war from the British side. (I’m American.)

Excellent and enjoyable

Every episode is exceptional. The interviews are excellent but I think the readings are even better, Paul captures the essence of every subject and situation. Mark


A deeply compassionate podcast. Wonderful stories, lovely narrator.

Love your WWII memoirs podcast Paul

Paul, Wanted to let you know that i love your podcast. Great way you have woven together the diaries of many individuals, not just your dad's memoirs. All are entertaining and informative. I really enjoy the way you present the readings, great podcast voice and tempo. Interesting perspectives a…

A winner

Like history podcasts? You’ll love the 1st-hand historical accounts of this WWII podcast. Really appreciate hearing about the war from the British perspective. And as Anglo-obsessed American, I enjoy the British accents too.

Absolutely amazing

I listen to this podcast everyday at work. The way you tell their amazing stories leaves me wanting more! Keep up the good work!

Amazing perspective

This is my four time listen thru! Every time is better than the first. This is a great series giving the REAL perspective. I hope episodes never stop coming. Great job!

One of my favorites

I was driving across Montana and stopped to download a few new podcasts. I downloaded an episode of the show to try it out. When the episode I downloaded about the bee was done I raced the 2 hours drive to the next town so I could get an internet connection and download the rest of the show. Ever s…


These are wonderful podcasts. It doesn't get much better than this. Thank you!


I think that of you want to listen to real war story's than you should listen to this, I'm only ten and I recommend this group of podcast's!!


I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent, Interesting!

Excellent podcast. I started listening last week and I cannot wait for new ones to come out. So far, every single podcast has read like battle narrative, filled with history, first-hand, small-unit accounts of individual struggles as well as the bigger battle around them. Very interesting and well …


I really enjoy this podcast! I've been studying WW II history since I was very young, especially since my Dad fought in the Royal Navy. I find this very enlightening and informative. You will too!