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54 Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War

Fighting Through WW2 History

Release Date: 04/16/2020

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Fighting Through WW2 History

The memoir of a 13 year old boy soldier who witnessed six years of world war two, from Jewish persecution to hand-to-hand fighting on the front line - Wilhelm Johannes Langbein. "I tell my father’s story in his own words, without judgement or apology. His is the report of an eyewitness and unwitting participant in the horror of the Third Reich, seen from his perspective as a child". Heidi Langbein-Allen   Full show notes at:     - Apple -          

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Fighting Through WW2 History

Part Five - More entertaining WW2 tales plus some great family stories from Gabriel Cervantes and Sidney Topf. Australian Leslie Eric Cook was in the second 14th of the Australian Imperial Force. He served in Greece, Crete, New Guinea, Borneo and Japan. If the links below are not visible, go to to find show notes. -     - Apple -          

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Fighting Through WW2 History

Part Four 1943/4 - Various entertaining WW2 tales Australian Leslie Eric Cook was in the second 14th of the Australian Imperial Force. He served in Greece, Crete, New Guinea, Borneo and Japan.     - Apple          

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Fighting Through WW2 History

Part Three 1942/3 - New Guinea adventures and more. Australian Leslie Eric Cook was in the second 14th of the Australian Imperial Force. He served in Greece, Crete, New Guinea, Borneo and Japan. Australian War Memorial website. Loads of pics and background.       - Apple         New Links page for researchers, service records etc:   NEW! The Museum page. Back stories, photos galore and souvenirs from Bill Cheall's war. 

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Part Two - Circa 1941 Greece adventures, plus an exclusive Canadian family story about the Great Escape! - Thank you.  Links: Royal Indian Navy mutiny:      New Links page for researchers etc:   Military History guide:   Alfred Thompson’s account of his Great Escape experience in the Toronto Sun: Youtube video of an interview with a Canadian author, Ted Barris who has written a book on the subject of Canada and The Great Escape.     Or on for more pictures and stories   Alfred Burke Thompson WW2 Great Escapee No 53, Canadian (Pic...

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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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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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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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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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