65 episodes

Second World War memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories, WWII
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Fighting Through WW2 Histor‪y‬ Paul Cheall WWII

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Second World War memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, Lancasters, POW stories, WWII
... Over 150 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB

    Promo - 24 Christmas at War Reissued - 60 secs listen

    Promo - 24 Christmas at War Reissued - 60 secs listen

    Notification of revised episode 24
    More stories, more music - more tissues!
    To listen, delete your old 24 and re-download the latest 24, issued 22/12/20

    • 1 min
    64 Cpl Les Cook, An Australian in WW2 Burma & New Guinea

    64 Cpl Les Cook, An Australian in WW2 Burma & New Guinea

    Six full years of an Australian soldier’s war, in what I think is one of the finest set of stories you could ever hope to come across - over 80 in all. 
    Full show notes, links and photos
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    Photos of Les Cook:



    More great unpublished history!
    Second world war

    • 1 hr 43 min
    63 Jean Lindsay, Child of the Second World War

    63 Jean Lindsay, Child of the Second World War

    Jean was a youngster when the second world war broke out.
    She describes her first sinister sighting of a German airship – a Zeppelin
    She tells of her evacuation from Norfolk to Nottinghamshire early on in the war.
    She’s got stories of deadly Doodlebugs and Bombings
    Learn about the rather naughty practical joke she and her friend played on allied airmen.
    And there’re yet more japes with the British Home Guard and the local American troops.
    There’s a return to rationing as a young girl recalls her experiences
    Learn how the Americans loved their Fish and Chips.
    And how American cheer lifted the spirits of the British population
    Finally, what an absolutely marvellous wartime birthday present for a young girl!
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    Jean Lindsay

    More great unpublished history!
    Second world war

    • 1 hr 27 min
    62 Churchill's Hellraisers by Damien Lewis PART 2

    62 Churchill's Hellraisers by Damien Lewis PART 2

    THIS IS PART TWO - LISTEN TO PART ONE, EPISODE 61, FIRST
    Damien Lewis is the author of new book CHURCHILL’S HELLRAISERS: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress.
    It’s the TRUE story of a hodge-podge team tasked with sneaking through enemy territory and breaching an otherwise impregnable fortification in Northern Italy, liberating Italy from Nazi control.
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    Below: Albert Stevens with flight line crew and test pilots incl famous chief test pilot Alex Henshaw - at castle Bromwich spitfire factory - Amazing bit of history!


    Full show notes, links and photos
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    More great unpublished history!
    Second world war

    • 1 hr 36 min
    61 Churchill's Hellraisers preview - Damien Lewis

    61 Churchill's Hellraisers preview - Damien Lewis

    PART ONE
    Damien Lewis is the author of new book CHURCHILL’S HELLRAISERS: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress.
    It’s the TRUE story of a hodge-podge team tasked with sneaking through enemy territory and breaching an otherwise impregnable fortification in Northern Italy, liberating Italy from Nazi control.
    Links - Not supported by all podcast players:
    Below: Albert Stevens with flight line crew and test pilots incl famous chief test pilot Alex Henshaw - at castle Bromwich spitfire factory - Amazing bit of history!


    Full show notes, links and photos
    Feedback/reviews - Thank you. 
    Web site home page
    Twitter page
    Facebook page
    YouTube channel - Loads of my own videos - Dunkirk Mole, Gold Beach, more ...
     
    More great unpublished history!
    Second world war

    • 1 hr 55 min
    60 Omaha PART 5 - Omaha to Battle of the Bulge

    60 Omaha PART 5 - Omaha to Battle of the Bulge

    LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 -59 BEFORE THIS ONE
    The FIFTH and FINAL instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top by Morris Prince. 
    Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany.
    Full show notes, links and photos
    Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link.
    England:
    Bude
    Titchfield
    Folkestone (Beachburrow-House)
    Braunton Camp
    Swanage
    Dorchester
    France:
    Vierville-sur-Mer
    Columbieres
    Isigny
    Valognes
    Beaumont-Hague
    St. Jean De Daye
    Mortain
    Mayenne
    Cherbourg
    Kerlogué
    Le Conquet
    Trebabu
    St Lo
    Le Folgoet
    Ploumouger,
    Lochrist Battery
    Argol
    Crozon Peninsula (Le Fret)
    Brest
    Landernau
    Lesneven
    Belgium:
    Arlon, Belgium
    Luxembourg:
    Esch, Luxembourg
    Belgium:
    Raeran, Belgium
    Germany: 
    The Seigfried Line
    Germeter (Hells Corner—Hurtgen Forest)
    Bergstein (Hill 400)
    Simmerath
    Roetgen
    Sohmidthof
    Crossing of the Roer
    Wollseifen
    Kalterherberg
    Dedenborn
    Maychoss

     
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    Map of the area
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    Facebook page
    YouTube channel
     
    More great unpublished history!
    Second world war

    • 3 hrs 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

IanSildman ,

Wonderful history

Yes, he rambles and pads, but, boy, are his interviews absorbing and entertaining. This is by far the best of this type of podcast.

Bud82 ,

BRILLIANT

Your work is superb. You are enthusiastic, informed and knowledgable. Great work

no1 derky ,

Fascinating

I’ve been listening to Paul for quite a while.
The subjects are always interesting and it’s a joy to hear the thrill he gets from them as well.

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