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Mar 1, 2019

The extraordinary turns of events that brought four Brits to the shores of Dunkirk at the same time as a Frenchman.

More great unpublished history - of the Second World War.

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Fred Bates interview on YouTube

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Oct 26, 2017

The scary story of the part some British merchant sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

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"How welcome a sight as nine of our fighters arrived. Straight into the Huns they went and soon those Jerries were screaming towards the earth in flames, while the others...


Mar 3, 2017

The part some Isle of Wight British merchant sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk – in Operation Dynamo.

The third in a special Dunkirk series. Recommended that you also listen to Podcast Episodes 9 and 10 in this WWII series

More great unpublished history - of the Second...


Jan 20, 2017

The personal WWII 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 part to play at Dunkirk

The ship was captained by civilian...


Dec 4, 2016

"Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!"

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 WW2.

"It'll all be over when it gets hotter" was the prevailing opinion.

This changed in a matter of days as the weather did get...