Fighting Through WWII Stories & History
Fighting Through WWII Stories & History
Paul Cheall WW2
Dunkirk, D-Day, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Lancasters, POWs. Second World War Stories, Memoirs & interviews - Britain, USA, Australia, Canada … all the forces … WW2. ... Over 500 5-star ratings. "Thank you for what you are doing. It's incredible and I'm absolutely hooked" AB
98 World War II Snipers Part TWO - The Men, Their Guns, Their Story
Another great line-up of WW2 sniper stories featuring female snipers, British veteran Harry Furness, the psychology of sniping and stories from Crete and Sicily along with one or two more surprises. And the usual PS's! Great Unpublished History! Please do subscribe or follow the show in your listening app as it helps me with the search rankings. And your app will automatically download the episode for you. Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/98-World-War-II-Snipers-Part-TWO/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fightingthrough Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FightingThrough Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber   Links to features in the show: Gary Yee's book: World War II Snipers (1939-45) The Men, Their Guns, Their Story  Here's a link to Amazon in the US: https://www.amazon.com/World-War-II-Snipers-Illustrated/dp/1636240984 Google extracts from Gary Yee’s book https://www.google.com/books/edition/World_War_II_Snipers/MtBkEAAAQBAJ?q=el+alamein+sniping+spots&gbpv=0#f=false The High Road Sniper Story forum: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/a-collection-of-bedtime-stories-or-sharpshooter-sniper-tales.36853/page-19 Military History Company https://www.worldwarsupply.com/ The Secret Drop - James Papalia's new book, covered in the Christmas episode.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CSWGJRTT?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_GZHD1DWSD9AFSJ9M3YW3&language=en-US&fbclid=IwAR1E2IBqfEsTX0_On3vxT6twWN9SLID7fVRpbeZ2_2ftR6r0Lr2dxMc-svU_aem_AXaujzVFtVPlekILmZr_1-21D6F34E2-lSslmNoaYr5-V0lDjwetkGK2z7GFVNzoFac Reddit war stories forum Sgt Carbonero said: https://reddit.com/r/ww2/s/7zhCVvj7sr  
Apr 19
1 hr 14 min
97 World War II Snipers Part ONE - The Men, Their Guns, Their Story
Another tranche of Sniper stories based around the book, World War II Snipers - The Men, Their Guns, Their Story, by Gary Yee. Features selection of personnel, training, tactics and the weapons themselves. Lots of  WW2 stories and eye witness accounts from around the world. Great Unpublished History! Please subscribe or follow the show in your listening app as it helps me with the search rankings.  Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fightingthrough Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FightingThrough Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/97-world-war-II-snipers-the-men-their-guns-their-story/ Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber   Links to features in the show: Gary’s book: World War II Snipers (1939-45) The Men, Their Guns, Their Story  Here's a link to Amazon in the US: https://www.amazon.com/World-War-II-Snipers-Illustrated/dp/1636240984   Google extracts from Gary Yee’s book https://www.google.com/books/edition/World_War_II_Snipers/MtBkEAAAQBAJ?q=el+alamein+sniping+spots&gbpv=0#f=false The High Road Sniper Story forum: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/a-collection-of-bedtime-stories-or-sharpshooter-sniper-tales.36853/page-19 Military History Company https://www.worldwarsupply.com/ The Secret Drop - James new book, covered in the Christmas episode.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CSWGJRTT?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_GZHD1DWSD9AFSJ9M3YW3&language=en-US&fbclid=IwAR1E2IBqfEsTX0_On3vxT6twWN9SLID7fVRpbeZ2_2ftR6r0Lr2dxMc-svU_aem_AXaujzVFtVPlekILmZr_1-21D6F34E2-lSslmNoaYr5-V0lDjwetkGK2z7GFVNzoFac Reddit war stories forum Sgt Carbonero said:https://reddit.com/r/ww2/s/7zhCVvj7sr
Apr 17
1 hr 19 min
96 Christmas at War with the V1 missiles - 2023
Christmas at war, with more seasonal tales, including a special feature on what Christmas was like in various countries around the globe during WW2.   Specials in this episode:German Boy Soldier's Christmas Shoes V1 Doodlebug bombs over Manchester The Last Flight of Lancaster DV189 The Journal of Flight Sergeant Jim Browning Christmas at war around the world And just to remind you, if you want to fill your December with a catch up on all the previous Christmas episodes for this podcast, you can access them easily by clicking on the episodes item on the website menu and selecting - Christmas! Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fightingthrough Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FightingThrough   Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/96-christmas-at-war-around-the-world-2023 Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber   Links to features in the show: Manchester V1 attack WW2 and comments https://aircrashsites.co.uk/air-raids-bomb-sites/luftwaffe-v1-attack-on-manchester-christmas-eve-1944/ Bomber enemies in WWII became friends https://nation.time.com/2012/12/20/a-christmas-story-but-not-by-charles-dickens/ Eugene Fluckey’s book Thunder Below about USS Barb submarine.  https://amzn.to/4a9dS3k SoundsLancaster crashing - Plane Crash.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license. http://freesound.org/people/Snipperbes/sounds/145365/  
Dec 14, 2023
1 hr 42 min
95 Dunkirk Special PART TWO Bob Metcalfe WW2 memoirs
PART TWO Featuring No time for dreams: a soldier’s six-year journey through World War II.  By Robert W. Metcalfe, 4th Green Howards. PLUS: What someone's father found in the jungle AFTER the war. Who wrote to Bob Metcalfe upon publication of his book. Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/95-Dunkirk-Special-PART-TWO-Bob-Metcalf-World-War-Two-history/ Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber   Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fightingthrough Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FightingThrough   Links to features in the show:   Thomas W Gray story - The Eighth Air Force Historical Society (official) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/8THAFHS/permalink/6392716644111145/   WW2 Stories of Chaos and Courage Robert Gough https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1401905480216353/?mibextid=zDhOQc Spitfire downed on Dunkirk beach https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1298240560582846/?mibextid=zDhOQc Ramsgate life-boat - The France and Flanders Campaign  1940 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/861551180637519/posts/pfbid0MUyULj43uQvZ7CJjWhUJRUEd6P4xmbBKapXfv1d2hTvUzmcEAQYV1ZCeEa4Q7Xvql/ Thomas W Gray - The Eighth Air Force Historical Society (official) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/8THAFHS/permalink/6392716644111145/ WW2 Stories of Chaos and Courage Robert Gough https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1401905480216353/?mibextid=zDhOQc Recollections of Lieutenant JWR Cocke - Wilbur https://www.facebook.com/861551180637519/posts/pfbid023vpZUKbAJvcmkh2Y4HXQh25buYPeT4doKhBSzfnPus328rVKso3GuuQJvxuqZSpol/ More Dunkirk stories: https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/search/?q=dunkirk Seth Vader's grandfather's memoir: https://www.reddit.com/r/ww2/s/5OHnpaX7S9 John Moran of Scottish parentage but a Canadian wrote a book under the name Ian Moran called the Lone Piper.  https://www.amazon.com.au/Lone-Piper-Story-Millin-Lovats/dp/1706961251  
Nov 26, 2023
1 hr 17 min
94 Dunkirk Special PART ONE - Bob Metcalfe British Canadian, Green Howard WW2 history
Featuring No time for dreams: a soldier’s six-year journey through World War II.  By Robert W. Metcalfe, 4th Green Howards Bob Metcalf enlisted in the fourth battalion, the Green Howards in December 1935. He saw action in France in 1940, where he was wounded. Subsequently, he served with the sixth battalion, the Green Howards, and the western desert, in Sicily, and was part of a British increment that fought with the fifth United States Army in Italy. After the war, Bob lived in Canada and became a Canadian citizen. He wrote his memoir in the early 1970’s. Plus loads of family stories! More great unpublished history of world war two! Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/94-Dunkirk-Special-Bob-Metcalf-Brit-Canadian-Green-Howard-WW2-history Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber   Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fightingthrough Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FightingThrough   Links to features in the show: France and Flanders – The Scotsmen story  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0rqsd4pF1fs37YC76TPuVgh4tpudaa3Lu7nHhMMX71WGSMQo2rnJ7Vu8eJ6hADWuFl&id=100072081056641 D-Day Operation Overlord facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1528243384106448/permalink/3551589835105116/ Assn of Dunkirk ships https://www.facebook.com/DunkirkShips/ https://www.adls.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/culturevannin/photos/a.421476987984802/2655215381277607/?type=3 Isle of Man Culture Vannin Facebook pagefor the Manx Heritage foundation: taking Manx culture forward https://culturevannin.im/watchlisten/videos/world-war-two--the-isle-of-man-411483/?fbclid=IwAR1DGg6OnFOGCNd1evVKIBIUuliCuwI7vT-v5xDUcN44-bE5hSJ-kG1myjI Reddit Stories about WW2 heroes. Sgt Carbonero: https://reddit.com/r/ww2/s/7zhCVvj7sr Friends of Normanby Village Facebook page – 4th Green Howard story. Albert Edward Mead. https://www.facebook.com/groups/614763812894288/posts/1047674802936518/?comment_id=1047749999595665&reply_comment_id=1047877976249534&notif_id=1699710094723212&notif_t=group_comment_mention  
Nov 17, 2023
1 hr 41 min
93 The 82nd airborne Part 2, letters from Sicily and Italy WW2
More from Dave Thomas about his father’s exploits in the 82nd airborne in Italy. Preview of The Secret Beach: A Kids World War 2 Adventure. By James Papalia Green Howards feature - online Sicily exhibition Telephone chat with veteran Ken Cooke who has some more titbits to share with us about his time in Normandy, with an absolutely superb explanation about what it was like fighting in the French bocage. Loads of family stories! More great unpublished history of world war two! Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/93-the-82nd-airborne-Part-2-letters-from-Sicily-and-Italy-WWII-WW2/ Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber Links to features in the show: The Secret Beach - Great WW2 history for kids!  Buy here on Amazon: https://a.co/d/6klDSeb Green Howards https://greenhowards.org.uk/ Online Sicily Exhibition  See: https://greenhowards.org.uk/exhibition/first-foot-on-fortress-europe/ Kilroy https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwiiphotographs/permalink/663597541886219/ Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean VC WW2 STORIES OF CHAOS AND COURAGE  https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1365913053815596/ Champagne Sylvie. La Vie en France https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRdwn9Ktd1z79n08YYVwhw Facebook story: WW2 STORIES OF CHAOS AND COURAGE The surly petty officer https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1456548118085422/ Battles and Beers. Every soldier has a story, and every story deserves to be told. Nicholas Laidlaw - What War did to us https://www.facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1156444198095817/ And here is the background to the Italian mission from  http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina43.html My mum kept her dads World War I record secret until I found them online. https://facebook.com/groups/754427714964136/permalink/1456548118085422/    
Aug 7, 2023
1 hr 28 min
92 The 82nd airborne Part 1, letters from Sicily/Italy
A great family story from Dave Thomas about his father’s exploits in the 82nd airborne in Sicily and Italy. Telephone chat with veteran Ken Cooke who has some more titbits to share with us about his time in Normandy, with an absolutely superb explanation about what it was like fighting in the French bocage. Interview with Claire and Steve from the Soldier’s Charity about a very special Normandy tour you will wish to join later this year. Loads of family stories! Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/92-the-82nd-airborne-letters-from-sicily-and-italy-in-WWII Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber Links to features in the show: Links for episode 82 ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on their event ‘The Frontline Walk’  Visit www.soldierscharity.org/frontlinewalk for more information. Normandy specific website: The Frontline Walk: The Normandy Beaches 2023 (soldierscharity.org) Normandy route Day 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39060395 Day 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39060402 Day 3: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39060403 Video: Frontline Walk 2022 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wAFB6h7MFoohx7WiH7LTA Song for the Bad Guys - Nick Feint Nick’s music is hosted on the bandcamp website and there’s a link to in the shownotes https://nickfeint.bandcamp.com/track/song-for-the-bad-guys https://open.spotify.com/track/0YEOGDmc5v3Foe8IDfujTt?si=vcK-KBDTT4i4UITLbLoOFQ Nick Feint - Coming Up Roses  https://open.spotify.com/track/0YEOGDmc5v3Foe8IDfujTt?si=vcK-KBDTT4i4UITLbLoOFQ 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment website http://www.505rct.org/SICILY.asp D-Day and TimeGhost History's 24 hour coverage of D-Day, as it really happened. Clips, playlists, and all the chapters of that day as it unfolded. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wAFB6h7MFoohx7WiH7LTA Great British Life online Magazine – link … https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/people/22630675.story-behind-luftwaffes-attack-new-mills/ Fred Thomas 504 PIR WW2  
Jul 30, 2023
1 hr 20 min
91 Kisses on a Postcard - Child evacuees of WW2 - Interview with Dominic Frisby
An interview with Dominic Frisby. The Kisses on a Postcard musical charts the true story of two young British evacuees during WW2. Features mystery postcard messages, the bombing of Plymouth, American GI's and crashing German bombers. Dominic’s work is full to bursting with Dunkirk spirit, steam trains and all the best of WW2 Britishness.  And never ever was an episode better timed to coincide with world events. More great unpublished history of the second world war! Buy the book, the CD's, hear the musical as a podcast. All links and pod players at: www.kissesonapostcard.com Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber    
Mar 12, 2023
1 hr 44 min
90 Alf Blackburn Part 2, British Infantry War Memoirs, WWII
Part 2 A classic tale of British infantry adventure in WW2. How the Fighting Through WW2 memoirs podcast put the families of two war comrades in touch with each other. Sicily and D-Day campaigns featured. Durham Light Infantry DLI and Green Howards feature. More great unpublished history! Buy Alf Blackburn's War Memoirs at: https://amzn.to/3I8cFxd Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/90-Alfred-Blackburn-War-Memoirs-Part-2 Rennie Shaw https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56500895/rennie-shaw/flower Augie Herchenratter https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/war-hero-augie-herchenratter-hoped-to-make-it-to-the-nhl/article37536495/ Men of Worth project https://www.menofworth.org.uk/ Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber  
Feb 10, 2023
1 hr 2 min
89 Alf Blackburn Part 1, British Infantry War Memoirs, WWII
A classic tale of British infantry adventure in WW2. How the Fighting Through WW2 memoirs podcast put the families of two war comrades in touch with each other. Sicily and D-Day campaigns featured. More great unpublished history! Buy Alf Blackburn's War Memoirs at: https://amzn.to/3I8cFxd Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/89-Alf-Blackburns-war-memoirs-WW2-British-Infantry Rennie Shaw https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56500895/rennie-shaw/flower Augie Herchenratter https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/war-hero-augie-herchenratter-hoped-to-make-it-to-the-nhl/article37536495/ Men of Worth project https://www.menofworth.org.uk/ Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber  
Feb 6, 2023
1 hr 6 min
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