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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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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Wanted: George Bertram from Durham - Believed survived the war

Bill Cheall was with George Bertram from Durham at Alexandria, Egypt, in 1943:

“My pal, George, and I went on leave together and found a very spartan place not far from the sea front. A swarthy owner sat at a desk just inside the door where we paid our piastres and were given a key. It was a very plain room with a thin carpet, hard bed, two chairs and a table with a water jug and bowl on it. Who cared? We didn’t. Money was not plentiful so we had to be careful with it. We would go to the YMCA for meals and cakes and a good cup of tea.”
Do you know anything about George?

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