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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So you're going to hear some great, unpublished history.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Great unpublished history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 prevailing opinion.
  • This changed in a matter of days as the weather did get hotter but the soldiers began a desperate fight for their lives in the face of Hitler's blitzkreig.
  • A dramatic blow by blow account of the Major's writings.
  • Would they get off the beaches at Dunkirk?
  • Furious - Fascinating - Funny!

The first in a special Dunkirk series. Recommended that you also listen to Podcast Episode 1 in this series - Bill Cheall's story of the beaches.

Shownotes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

 

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Major Leslie Petch OBE circa 1940