76 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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    • 4.7 • 143 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

    76 Christmas at War 2021 WW2

    76 Christmas at War 2021 WW2

    - This Christmas in the South Pacific would be far more festive than last time.
    - Three US soldiers came upon a small cabin in the woods.
    - We followed the side of the bomb and found a second fuse
    A few more yards. I clambered onto the train – Yess!
    - Our Christmas Mission Was to fly Chinese troops up North!
    - ’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the tent, Not a creature was stirring, the rats had all went.
    More Great Unpublished Christmassy!
     
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    Full show notes at:
    https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/76-Christmas-at-War-2021-WW2
     
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    Munich WW2 bomb blows up near station, wounding four
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59487910
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    75 Coffee with Ken Cooke D-Day veteran Part 2

    75 Coffee with Ken Cooke D-Day veteran Part 2

    Briton Ken Cooke was in the 7th Green Howards infantry, and at the tender age of 18 was thrown into action for the very first time storming Gold Beach on D-Day 6th June 1944 in the very first waves of attack.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    74 Coffee with Ken Cooke D-Day veteran Part 1

    74 Coffee with Ken Cooke D-Day veteran Part 1

    Briton Ken Cooke was in the 7th Green Howards infantry, and at the tender age of 18 was thrown into action for the very first time storming Gold Beach on D-Day 6th June 1944 in the very first waves of attack.
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    Full show notes at:
    https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/74-Ken-Cooke-WW2-Green-Howard-Part-1 
    Reviews on main website
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    Apple reviews - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2
     
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    • 57 min
    73 Jack Stansfield POW in WW2

    73 Jack Stansfield POW in WW2

    An article written by Michael and Jamie Stansfield, the son and grandson of Jack Stansfield.
    Jack Stansfield was a Green Howard, same as Dad, except Jack was in the 5th Battalion and Dad was in the 6th.
     
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    72 More Seabees and family stories WWII

    72 More Seabees and family stories WWII

    A short episode to follow up feedback I’ve had on the previous Seabees episode.
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    • 31 min
    71 The Battalion Artist, Seabees in the Pacific War

    71 The Battalion Artist, Seabees in the Pacific War

    A Navy Seabee’s Sketchbook of War in the South Pacific
    The second world war adventures of Nat Bellantoni and his naval comrades in the famous Seabees.
    Plus a memoir from Seabee John Serra.
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    Full show notes at:
    https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/71_The_Battalion_Artist_Seabees_in_the_Pacific_War
    Nat's entire collection of artwork, papers, and memorabilia from World War II, resides at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford University. Search for digital collections or use the links in the show notes.
    https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/search/bellantoni
    https://histories.hoover.org/battalion-artist/
     
    Irene Bellantoni died in 2016 aged 95. Her obituary is here.
    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/bostonglobe/name/irene-bellantoni-obituary?pid=183211729
     
    John Serra was a Seabee with the US Navy and served in Alaska, Saipan and in the invasion of Okinawa. He recorded his service and it is on the Library of Congress website Veterans History Project:
    http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.10960
     
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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

wolfie/wolf ,

Thanks

I’m very happy when this new podcast comes out Look forward to it. Helps me forget about all the problems of today. It makes it seem we really have it so easy. So glad you have the real heroes voices telling their stories.

timmygeo ,

Riding with a Mate

I drive with Uber Eats. This gives me plenty of hours to listen to this great podcast. I am still catching up and don’t look forward to the day when I have to wait for the next episode. The stories hold so many emotions from laughter to “moist eyes.” This is a very important record of this great generation. What is best is having Mr. Cheall’s, ah Paul’s, great narration and friendly tone. It is like riding with a friend who can tell great stories. “How great is that!”

Tar Heel Virginian ,

Just finished listening to Heidi’s Father’s memoirs

Mr. Cheall, I want to personally thank you for giving us all the privilege of hearing this amazing story! It was as if I was experiencing the war through this extraordinary teenager’s eyes! Well written and I have to say, your reading was Spot on! What an incredible job you did conveying this material to us in spoken word, you breathed life back into this man! I absolutely love your pod, and, as an American, you make me proud of my “mostly” English ancestry! Bravo sir!

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