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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 -…
 
- 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
An article written by Michael and Jamie Stansfield, the son and grandson of Jack Stansfield. Jack Stansfield was a Green Howard, same as Dad, except Jack was in the 5th Battalion and Dad was in the 6th. LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Full show notes at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/73 Jack Stansfield POW in WW2 Reviews on main website https://…
 
A short episode to follow up feedback I’ve had on the previous Seabees episode. LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Full show notes at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/72_More_Seabees 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-ha…
 
A Navy Seabee’s Sketchbook of War in the South Pacific The second world war adventures of Nat Bellantoni and his naval comrades in the famous Seabees. Plus a memoir from Seabee John Serra. LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Full show notes at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/71_The_Battalion_Artist_Seabees_in_the_Pacific_War Nat's entire collection o…
 
I’ve got a number of Dad’s comrades KIA that I either can’t trace or have no photographs of – Jack Betley from Halifax was one of them. I once knew nothing about him - now I know everything, thanks to listener Mark Peters. LINK TO BUY ME A COFFEE Colourisation by Jakob Lagerweijj. The quickest way to contact Jakob is via Facebook/Messenger (https:/…
 
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, see…
 
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 http://www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk to find show n…
 
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. Web site episode page - Full episode show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Apple Twitter page Facebook page YouTube c…
 
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. https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/remembering-war-new-guinea Web site episode page - Full…
 
Part Two - Circa 1941 Greece adventures, plus an exclusive Canadian family story about the Great Escape! Web site - Full episode show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel - Loads of my own videos - Dunkirk Mole, Gold Beach, much more ... Links: Royal Indian Na…
 
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. Web site - Full show notes, links, photo and transcript Web site home page Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel - Loads of my own videos - Dunkirk Mole, Gold Beac…
 
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 ai…
 
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 Ital…
 
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 al…
 
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. Full show notes, links and photos …
 
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 Goo…
 
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. Full show notes, links and photos Some place names mentione…
 
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: Full show notes, lin…
 
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: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews - Thank you. Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube c…
 
Les Rutherford was part of the rear-guard defence of Dunkirk in 1940. He escaped to England in a most novel fashion and later volunteered for the Royal Air Force, becoming a bomb aimer on Lancasters. He completed 23 operations with 50 Squadron from RAF Skellingthorpe but was shot down by a fighter on his 24th operation. He spent the rest of the war…
 
The Last Great Battle of the Second World War Featuring passages from Saul David's new book, Crucible of Hell. When the battle of Okinawa was over, almost a quarter of a million people had lost their lives, making it by far the bloodiest US battle of the Pacific. The horror of the battle ultimately determined President Truman’s choice to use atomic…
 
Some smashing tales to share. Top of the bill is a tale of a sniper, Harry Furness, from the 6th Green Howards which I’m using with kind permission of the author of a book called Sniper Anthology. Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you. Web site home page Twitte…
 
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