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The stories connected to the story

Great unpublished history!


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



Saturday, 20 April 2019

41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history

A final dose of fun and adventure with 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 company for volunteers - not a single hand was raised - until Jeff nudged me and said, 'I'll have a go Shaw if you will'.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019

40 Four Brits and a Frenchman at Dunkirk plus Gallipoli

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

Great Unpublished History! 

 

Fred Bates interview on YouTube

https://youtu.be/g4365J5p5xY

 

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Sunday, 23 December 2018

39 Stan Perry Listener Feedback and Quiz

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

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Friday, 21 December 2018

38 Sergeant Eion McEwan - Paras WWII

The late Eion McEwan was a member of the 5th Scottish Parachute Battalion. We’re going to hear about his adventures in France, Italy, Greece, Singapore and Indonesia.

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 by the British soldiers.

Great Unpublished History! 

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

35 Freddie Linacre WW2 veteran interview

Great, Unpublished History!

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

Great, Unpublished History!

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

Great, Unpublished History!

 

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

Plus:

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

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