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So you're going to hear some great, unpublished history.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

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Great unpublished history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...


Oct 15, 2016

D-Day poetry of CSM D E Gray MM

Great unpublished history!

"We're having a marvellous time!"

 

When Company Sergeant Major Gray wasn't fighting for the Green Howards, sometime in 1944 he found time to compose some war poetry. Six linked poems paint a picture of the journey across the English Channel and onwards through...


Oct 9, 2016

Memoirs of CSM D E Gray MM - Part 2

War memoirs of a WW2 military medal hero

Great unpublished history!

"Cognac, Calvados and kisses!"

Episode one of the diary ended with Company Sergeant Major Gray winning the Military Medal. His battalion, the 7 Green Howards, had landed on Gold Beach on D-Day 6 June and advanced some...


Oct 7, 2016

Podcast episode 6

Memoirs of CSM D E Gray MM - Part 1

War memoirs of a WW2 military medal hero

Great unpublished history!

Doug Gray was there on D-Day and beyond. He wrote his diary and fascinating it is too. He even wrote a diary entry on the day he won his military medal, before he knew he'd won it!

The diary’s been...


Jul 20, 2016

Memoirs of a Lancaster rear gunner in WW2 

A privileged opportunity to hear 96 year old Flight Sergeant Claude Reynolds' WW2 memories, sometimes frightening, often fascinating 

Great, unpublished history! 

Claude had the unenviable role of being rear gunner in a Lancaster during the 2nd world war and flew many sorties...