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Dunkirk, D-Day, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Omaha, USAF, RAF, 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
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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 And the usual PS's! Great Unpublished History!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. An…
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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 Great Unpublished History!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 liste…
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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 t…
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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-Speci…
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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…
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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 explanati…
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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 …
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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…
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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 …
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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.fighti…
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Celebrating another Christmas at war and indeed Hogmanay, with a Christmas stocking absolutely heaving with seasonal tales of goodwill. More great unpublished Christmassy! Full show notes, photos and transcript at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/88-Christmas-at-War-2022-WW2 Support Ukraine: Yorkshire Aid Convoywww.yorkshireaidconvoy.co.uk…
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Previewing the newly published book, Save the Last Bullet, about a German boy soldier in the Nazi army. "This is the story of my father's traumatic ordeal as a boy soldier in Hitler's Army. It is an account in his own words of the horrors of the Third Reich, witnessed and experienced from his perspective as a child." Heidi Langbein. Hear the chapte…
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A preview of a brand new podcast all about the United States Air Force in the guise of the Mighty Eighth - and their role in Britain during the war. And as a prelude I’m going to chat with Johann, one of the hosts. More great unpublished history! Mighty Eighth websitehttps://mighty8thpodcast.com/ Book mention in the show:Bomb Group: The Eighth Air …
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How the Cockleshell Heroes upset Nazi supply lines with canoes! The Cockleshell Heroes, Operation Frankton, was a commando raid on ships in the German occupied French port of Bordeaux in southwest France PLUS: How British Royal Fusilier, Bill Turner, survived for 3 years as a German POW. Featured in Episode artwork. More great unpublished history! …
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A great tale of one man's survival when so many around him lost their lives in Italy and beyond. Features 5th Canadian Division. Plus a fascinating U-Boat tale about weather station Kurt sneakily set up by the enemy in Newfoundland. More great unpublished history! Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvatio…
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The tale of an Australian soldier who has to bury dead Japanese soldiers - a very distasteful duty but one which years later paid him back in positive ways he could not have imagined at the time. More great unpublished history! Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency …
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Second part of a long chat with Australian veteran Leslie Cook, his views on the Pacific war and more tales of his WW2 adventures. Play link re the mobile tank mine – the Goliath https://overcast.fm/+lXX7AU7I/1:17:22 Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency Committee h…
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A long chat with Australian veteran Leslie Cook, his views on the Pacific war and more tales of his WW2 adventures. Various family stories and an opportunity to donate to one of the several charities supporting the refugees. Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency Com…
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Insights into the 2022 Ukraine crisis from 1944. Various family stories and an opportunity to donate to one of the several charities supporting the refugees. Plus: An insight into Operation Manna and the allied response to the massive food shortage in Holland. Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArm…
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A thrilling Part 2 of German submarine U-111’s tour of the North Atlantic during the second world war. By Kurt Schoenthier. Sinkings, survivals and POW's. Plus stacks of family stories and more. LINK TO KO-FI LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Song For The Bad Guys from Next Exit From Babylon by Nick Feint There are 11 tracks on his brand new album. Below is …
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German submarine U-111’s tour of the North Atlantic during the second world war. By Kurt Schoenthier. Sinkings, survivals and POW's. Plus stacks of family stories, including a Green Howard Padre's account of the Dunkirk beaches. LINK TO KO-FI LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Western Approaches museum https://liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk/ Military Combat Stories…
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The Able Queen, Tales of an Indiana Hump Pilot Lost in the Himalayas, China - by Rainy Hovarth - Extracts from the true story, told in his own words, of highly decorated CBI Hump Pilot, Robert Binzer, who flew combat transport missions with the 14th Air Force from China, 1943-1945. Plus: - V-discs - vintage wartime music - Major Mahony’s VC story -…
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- 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 a…
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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. LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Full show notes at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/75-Coffee-with-Ken-Cooke-D-Day-veteran-Part-2 Reviews on…
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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. LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Full show notes at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/74-Ken-Cooke-WW2-Green-Howard-Part-1 Reviews on main web…
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