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Jul 1, 2019

Flt Lt Sidney Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) during WWII raids bombing industrial Germany in 1943.

"This thing was bumping up and down and sometimes you could lose 600 feet and you'd just drop vertically ...

"I came out of the clouds and the German fighter was there waiting for me ...


May 31, 2019

HMS Exeter was sunk in Pacific waters during the second world war. Ray Fitchett made a recording of his tale of survival in Japan – abandoning ship in shark infested waters followed by three years’ captivity as a POW. 

Hear the terrifying tale of how he survived.

"They decided to put some of us down the coal mine...

Apr 19, 2019

A final dose of fun and adventure with war hero Wilf Shaw.

"We're done for" said Wilf's mate as a cloud of desert dust appeared on the horizon, signifying the approach of a very large force of enemy troops.

"One day, on board ship, they decided to run a Battalion boxing tournament and Sgt O'Grady asked the assembled...

Dec 23, 2018

A bonus episode with listener feedback on the Capt Stan Perry interviews, episodes 37-38 plus end of year WW2 history quiz!

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Dec 15, 2018

The dramatic WWII diary of a 5th Scottish Para in France, Italy and beyond. The secret story of a mutiny by British soldiers.

And what a great new set of revelations we’re about to learn about the war! There’ll be some paradoxical encounters with Greek resistance fighters and legal hysterics on the back of a mutiny...