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Fighting Through WW2 History

Release Date: 08/30/2019

Promo - 24 Christmas at War Reissued - 60 secs listen show art Promo - 24 Christmas at War Reissued - 60 secs listen

Fighting Through WW2 History

Notification of revised episode 24 More stories, more music - more tissues! To listen, delete your old 24 and re-download the latest 24, issued 22/12/20

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64 Cpl Les Cook, An Australian in WW2 Burma & New Guinea show art 64 Cpl Les Cook, An Australian in WW2 Burma & New Guinea

Fighting Through WW2 History

Six full years of an Australian soldier’s war, in what I think is one of the finest set of stories you could ever hope to come across - over 80 in all.  - Thank you.  Photos of Les Cook: More great unpublished history! Second world war

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63 Jean Lindsay, Child of the Second World War show art 63 Jean Lindsay, Child of the Second World War

Fighting Through WW2 History

Jean was a youngster when the second world war broke out. She describes her first sinister sighting of a German airship – a Zeppelin She tells of her evacuation from Norfolk to Nottinghamshire early on in the war. She’s got stories of deadly Doodlebugs and Bombings Learn about the rather naughty practical joke she and her friend played on allied airmen. And there’re yet more japes with the British Home Guard and the local American troops. There’s a return to rationing as a young girl recalls her experiences Learn how the Americans loved their Fish and Chips. And how American cheer...

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Fighting Through WW2 History

THIS IS PART TWO - LISTEN TO PART ONE, EPISODE 61, FIRST Damien Lewis is the author of new book CHURCHILL’S HELLRAISERS: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress. It’s the TRUE story of a hodge-podge team tasked with sneaking through enemy territory and breaching an otherwise impregnable fortification in Northern Italy, liberating Italy from Nazi control. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Below: Albert Stevens with flight line crew and test pilots incl famous chief test pilot Alex Henshaw - at castle Bromwich spitfire factory - Amazing bit of history! - Thank...

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61 Churchill's Hellraisers preview - Damien Lewis show art 61 Churchill's Hellraisers preview - Damien Lewis

Fighting Through WW2 History

PART ONE Damien Lewis is the author of new book CHURCHILL’S HELLRAISERS: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress. It’s the TRUE story of a hodge-podge team tasked with sneaking through enemy territory and breaching an otherwise impregnable fortification in Northern Italy, liberating Italy from Nazi control. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Below: Albert Stevens with flight line crew and test pilots incl famous chief test pilot Alex Henshaw - at castle Bromwich spitfire factory - Amazing bit of history! - Thank you.    More great unpublished...

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60 Omaha PART 5 - D-Day show art 60 Omaha PART 5 - D-Day

Fighting Through WW2 History

LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 -59 BEFORE THIS ONE The FIFTH and FINAL instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top by Morris Prince.  Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link. England: Bude Titchfield Folkestone (Beachburrow-House) Braunton Camp Swanage Dorchester France: Vierville-sur-Mer Columbieres Isigny Valognes Beaumont-Hague St. Jean De Daye Mortain Mayenne Cherbourg...

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59 Omaha PART 4 - D-Day show art 59 Omaha PART 4 - D-Day

Fighting Through WW2 History

LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 -58 BEFORE THIS ONE The FOURTH instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top  Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link. France: Vierville-sur-Mer Columbieres Isigny Valognes Beaumont-Hague St. Jean De Daye Mortain Mayenne Cherbourg Kerlogué Le Conquet Trebabu St Lo Le Folgoet Ploumouger, Lochrist Battery Argol Crozon Peninsula (Le Fret) Brest...

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58 Omaha PART 3 - D-Day show art 58 Omaha PART 3 - D-Day

Fighting Through WW2 History

LISTEN TO EPISODES 56 AND 57 BEFORE THIS ONE The THIRD instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top  Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Some place names mentioned. Also see one map below plus a Google Maps link. Vierville-sur-Mer (Near Omaha Beach) Columbieres Isigny Valognes Beaumont-Hague St. Jean De Daye Mortain Mayenne Cherbourg Kerlogué Le Conquet Trebabu St Lo Le Folgoet Ploumouger, Lochrist Battery Cretin Peninsula (Le Fret)...

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57 Omaha PART 2 - D-Day show art 57 Omaha PART 2 - D-Day

Fighting Through WW2 History

LISTEN TO EPISODE 56 BEFORE THIS ONE The second instalment in the memoir Overseas and Over the Top  Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: - Thank you.  More great unpublished history! Second world war

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56 Omaha PART 1 - D-Day show art 56 Omaha PART 1 - D-Day

Fighting Through WW2 History

Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond - in multiple episodes. One man's complete and personal memoir of the entire period from leaving America for England and onto Germany. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: - Thank you.  More great unpublished history! Second world war

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Accounts of my trip to Normandy - including Gold beach and Omaha.

An exclusive preview of the new British Normandy Memorial which is dedicated to the 22,000 British, French and other foreigners killed during the World War two Normandy campaign.

Some excellent D-Day passages from a book I’ve been reading about the D-Day landings, D-Day the Battle for Europe.

"There was little sleep that night. The first squadrons were off in the night."

"There was a pause in the bombing attacks about four in the morning and my son climbed onto the wall to see what was happening. He started shouting, “Mummy, mummy, the sea’s black with boats. I knew that the invasion had started."

"We reached a landing craft and I was in a different world. All the men were wearing campaign ribbons and they were so calm. They were real men, real soldiers and I felt elated to be amongst them."

"I reached the sea wall and leaned against it to regain my breath. Other soldiers were doing the same. That was when I realised that some of our men were missing."

 

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Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories

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Crepon statue - Normandy WWII soldier

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Attacking the beaches in Normandy - British Normandy Memorial at Ver sur Mer, Gold Beach

Attacking the beaches in Normandy - British Normandy Memorial at Ver sur Mer, Gold Beach

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