Fighting Through WWII Stories & History
Fighting Through WWII Stories & History
Paul Cheall WW2
92 The 82nd airborne Part 1, letters from Sicily/Italy
1 hour 20 minutes Posted Jul 30, 2023 at 11:10 pm.
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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!

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Links for episode 82 ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on their event ‘The Frontline Walk’  Visit for more information. Normandy specific website: The Frontline Walk: The Normandy Beaches 2023 ( Normandy route Day 1:

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Video: Frontline Walk 2022 - YouTube

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

Nick Feint - Coming Up Roses

505 Parachute Infantry Regiment website

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.

Great British Life online Magazine – link …

Fred Thomas 504 PIR WW2