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 So you're going to hear some great, unpublished history.

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

Bill Cheall WW2

About

I’m Paul Cheall, the son and editor of my late father Bill Cheall’s second world war memoirs, Fighting Through From Dunkirk to Hamburg. Since Dad's memoirs were published, I've been in contact with the families of several of his former comrades. The amazing amount of original, unpublished WW2 material I've been sent inspired me to produce a podcast to share with the whole world what these brave men, women and boys went through. I've got letters home, anecdotes, memoirs, battles, photographs, interviews with veterans ... the lot. There's comedy, drama, poignancy and tragedy in abundance.

My mother, Anne, has a degenerative eye disease and can no longer read - but she delights in listening to my podcasts which I download onto a disc for her and which she listens to again and again. So I hope I am playing some small part in bringing this rare history to an audience who would otherwise so often be the last to hear it. And I know my Mum's own wartime experiences will inspire at least one future podcast episode!

Bye bye now,

Paul