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10 Dunkirk ship diaries of Capt Tom Woods OBE

10 Dunkirk ship diaries of Capt Tom Woods OBE

Update: 2017-01-20
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The personal WWII diary and letters home from Capt Wood of the Lady of Mann offer a unique glimpse into the happenings of the Dunkirk evacuation during WW2 in 1940

Bill Cheall was plucked off the Dunkirk beaches by the ship Lady of Mann, which had an heroic part to play at Dunkirk

The ship was captained by civilian seaman, Tom Woods, who would later be honoured with an OBE for his gallant efforts. 

Hear about the murderous threat of the German forces

Learn about a mutiny on the big ships!

A dramatic blow by blow account of five deadly days in Dunkirk!

The second in a special Dunkirk series. Recommended that you also listen to Podcast Episode 9 in this series - Major Petch's Dunkirk diary, WWII.

Great unpublished history!  

Shownotes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

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Capt Tom Woods Dunkirk Ship's Captain

 

Lady of Mann Dunkirk ship

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10 Dunkirk ship diaries of Capt Tom Woods OBE

10 Dunkirk ship diaries of Capt Tom Woods OBE

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