55 episodes

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

Fighting Through WW2 History Paul Cheall WWII

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    • 4.9, 83 Ratings

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

    55 Les Rutherford interview - Lancaster bomb aimer

    55 Les Rutherford interview - Lancaster bomb aimer

    Les Rutherford was part of the rear-guard defence of Dunkirk in 1940. He escaped to England in a most novel fashion and later volunteered for the Royal Air Force, becoming a bomb aimer on Lancasters.
    He completed 23 operations with 50 Squadron from RAF Skellingthorpe but was shot down by a fighter on his 24th operation.
    He spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III, the location of the famed Great Escape.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    54 Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War

    54 Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War

    When the battle of Okinawa was over, almost a quarter of a million people had lost their lives, making it by far the bloodiest US battle of the Pacific. The horror of the battle ultimately determined President Truman’s choice to use atomic bombs in August 1945.
    Featuring passages from Saul David's new book, Crucible of Hell.
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    • 51 min
    53 Sniper, Second World War

    53 Sniper, Second World War

    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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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