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My Dad, Bill Cheall fought at Dunkirk, North Africa and Sicily. He was in the first wave on Gold Beach on D-Day and ended his war in Germany. Since Bill's WW2 memoirs were published, many former comrades have come forward with stories and diaries of their own, all forming part of the jigsaw of Bill's war.

The Fighting Through podcast gives you the stories behind the story. You’ll hear memoirs and memories of veterans connected to Bill's war in some way – and much more. 

So you're going to hear some great, unpublished history.

Shownotes, including photos, transcripts and more background at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

Bill Cheall 1939

May 8, 2017

Danger - Unexploded Bomb! 

Great, unpublished history! 

 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. 

"Imagine the shock when your pick clangs against steel. You wonder if you have started the...


Apr 11, 2017

More Coffee with Flt Sgt  Claude Reynolds. 

RAF LANCASTER - REAR GUNNER. 

Great unpublished history! 

  • A privileged opportunity to hear 95 year old Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds' WW2 memories, sometimes frightening, often fascinating, frequently funny!

  • More about Claude’s flying action plus the trouble he got...


Mar 3, 2017

The Bee - Dunkirk little ship story

Great unpublished history

  • In 1940, the war was going very badly for the Allies. The Germans had raced across Europe and by late May they had pushed the British Expeditionary Force and the French Army into a small area in and around Dunkirk. 

  • In wartime ordinary men and women are...


Jan 20, 2017

Dunkirk Letters of Capt Tom Woods OBE

Great unpublished history

  • The personal 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
  • Bill Cheall was plucked off the Dunkirk beaches by the ship Lady of Mann, which had an heroic...


Dec 4, 2016

Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE

"Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!"

Great unpublished history

  • 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...