53 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

    53 Sniper

    53 Sniper

    Some smashing tales to share. Top of the bill is a tale of a sniper, Harry Furness, from the 6th Green Howards which I’m using with kind permission of the author of a book called Sniper Anthology.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    52 For You the War is Over

    52 For You the War is Over

    For You the War is Over - special guest preview of the brand new podcast by Dave and Dave.
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    World War Two

    • 1 hr 8 min
    51 Episode Fifty Special - Pt Two

    51 Episode Fifty Special - Pt Two

    Part Two, Episode Fifty anniversary special
    Celebrate Dunkirk 80 with this special episode. Take a trip down the Second World War memory lane of Dunkirk,
    D-Day, Lancasters, tanks, the Blitz, POW’s, the WW1 battle of Gallipoli and much more. Old stories, new stories and bloopers.
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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    50 Episode Fifty Special - Pt One

    50 Episode Fifty Special - Pt One

    Celebrating Episode 50!!!
    Take a trip down the Second World War memory lane of Dunkirk,
    D-Day, Lancasters, tanks, the Blitz, POW’s, the WW1 battle of Gallipoli and much more. Old stories, new stories and bloopers.
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    49 Poetry and Christmas at War, Second World War

    49 Poetry and Christmas at War, Second World War

    Another helping of soldierly stories wrapped up in rhyme.
    We’ve got a poignant verse written to a soldier by his tank comrades whilst he was laid up wounded in a military hospital.
    A poem written by German soldier Heinrich to his girlfriend. He never came back from the front but his loving lines have been re-enacted for us by Kessie and Rolf.
    And there’s a recce mission for us all to work together on! I’m going to be asking for listeners’ help in locating Nancy, the long lost wife of a soldier killed in action.
    News from America where young Savannah has broken all history test records at her school
    PS - A great load of heartwarming tales of Christmas at war around the globe.
    Plus a bonus interview with Lancaster veteran Claude Reynolds who's just turned 98!
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

    48 Captain H E Hovell - First World War

    "We went up the line in the trenches at Vimy Ridge. We prepared our emplacement for a raid by the Canadians, to capture prisoners to gain information for the big attack that was to come. We were to fire gas shells during the early hours, followed by smoke, to give the Canadians cover.
    "I was first in line but I had to stop for a few moments to feel for my boot in the mud, empty the mud out, and put it on again. I lost my place so then I was ninth in line. Then Jerry dropped a shell right in front of the line ...
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Customer Reviews

Andrew Hutchinson ,

Important to listen to those who were there

Only just discovered this podcast and glad I did. I’m of an age that had parents who lived and fought through the war. Had conversations with my father about his service but wish he was here today to find out more.
It important to listen and record the verbal histories and testimonies of those who were there before they have all gone.
Love hearing the stories. Going to keep working my way through each episode till the end. Fascinating stuff.

Porkydanjou ,

Truly Amazing

This is truly one of the most amazing ,informative and fascinating collections of accounts and stories from both World Wars. I cannot stop listening, please keep it going, really impressive stuff.

Gwrtheyrn ,

What an awesome podcast!

Informative, funny, sad, tragic, heartwarming, historical.
Currently hooked on this podcast and hope that Paul continues creating them. I’m on episode 40 so will catch up to the current episodes fairly soon. I will sadly not be able to binge listen at that point. These podcasts are great company on my daily commute. The extracts from the book are great and then the intertwining of other’s stories and the words of actual veterans is amazing. Can’t get enough of it

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