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The stories connected to the story

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Bill Cheall fought at Dunkirk, North Africa and Sicily, was in the first wave on Gold Beach on D-Day, and finally went to Germany. Since Bill's WW2 memoirs were published, many former comrades and families have come forward with stories and diaries of their own, all forming part of the jigsaw of Bill's war. The aim of these podcasts is to bring the memories to life and honour the soldiers, airmen and seamen who were connected to Bill in some way.

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Paul Cheall



Thursday, 20 September 2018

35 Freddie Linacre WW2 veteran interview

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Interview with Freddie Linacre, a veteran of the North Africa campaign and POW

Soldiers survived or were killed or captured. Learn how one man nearly did all three.

Hear the painful tricks POW's pulled to get out of work duties

Learn how being a Catholic POW, even in Italy, guaranteed you an even harder existence!

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Monday, 10 September 2018

34 Wartime Holidays WW2

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Hear the WWII diary Anne Cheall wrote on holiday in Wales in July 1943. A brief sojourn before returning to the bomb making factory.

Paul tries out his foreign language skills.

The secret sayings and proverbs which guided Anne throughout her life.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

33 Wartime Recipes and WRENS in WW2 Final

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A Wren's Story, by Audrey Johnson - the memoirs of a WREN in a signals team during WW2, based in N Ireland

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How Anne Cheall made the best of limited rations with her wartime recipes

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Friday, 20 July 2018

32 Women at War Anne Cheall WW2

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How 17 year old civilian Anne Cheall staved off the threat of hunger, the dangers of working in a bomb factory, the humour from working for a German boss, and how she stood in as a surrogate agony aunt for one of her friends who thought she was pregnant!

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

31 Child of War - An interview with Volker Wehrum, WW2

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Volker, born 1944, tells some fascinating tales about the dangers his Dad faced in returning to his home country ahead of the advancing Russians, as WW2 ended. Many family stories include a daring escape from Stalingrad and escape from a train bound for Siberia.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

30 Queen Mary WW2 WWII Podcast Final 2-ex auphonic

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Two WW2 servicemen. Two accounts of the same very special voyage upon the iconic Queen Mary in 1943, taking allied troops from Scotland to Egypt.

 

  • "I relieved Tommy as lookout on the quarter deck, he reported Queen Mary sighted with HMS Curacao in the fare of her. What happened in the next few moments was too quick to be true, unfortunately it was true.
  • "For three days, I didn’t care whether I lived or died; that’s how bad it was. I would never forget Christmas 1942
  • "The escort for the American trip was organised like a relay race, with six destroyers positioned in pairs across the Atlantic.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

29 Prisoner of War

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A bumper episode, packed with POW stories.

Main feature: The story of Brian Asquith, who was a Rifleman in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and was captured at Dunkirk in 1940.
A dangerous but heart-warming adventure in war-time Poland. Learn how the Polish people and the human race come out on top despite deadly dealings by the Nazis.

"Suddenly through the haze we saw a flight of 20 large planes in arrow formation at about 10,000 feet. As they came nearer we realised they were American Fortresses".

"We found a courtyard with steps leading to a cellar and decided this would be our hiding place, but we’d only been there for about half an hour when we heard footsteps in the yard and heard a loud voice say 'Englander, Aus'."

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Brian Asquith, author of POW memoir Long Time No WC

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This 13 yr old German boy was one of 60 members of the Hitler Youth captured by the 14th Armoured Division, 3rd US Army, in the vicinity of Martinszell-Waltenhofen, Germany on April 29, 1945. The group of youngsters ranged in age from 13-17 yrs old. US Army Signal Corps photo - PFC Joseph W. Lapine
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