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17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

Update: 2017-09-16
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The second instalment of the brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles.  

There’s more vicious fighting, as the troops continue their struggle to cross the peninsula to get to the waters of the Dardanelles.

There’s more trouble with snipers

We learn about a game of cat and mouse in no-man’s land

And for a brief lull in the fighting, Fred describes a summer truce – but it’s not to play football on the beach!

Finally, we hear three lessons which were brought home to Fred by the battle.

Great, unpublished history!

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"In the hot desert, while on guard, some of us drank the rusty water from the radiators of the Bren Gun carriers.  I would lie on my back - mouth under the drain plug of the carrier!  "I didn’t get far before Jerry had me in range and dropped a few mortars all around me.  I froze, as each bomb seem to get nearer.  I could feel the heat off them as they exploded …". "They were all court martialled and two or three were sentenced to be shot!". Revealing highlights of letters Private Fred Zilken sent to comrade Wilf Shaw over a number of years after WWII.  Great, unpublished history! Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself.  Replies are completely anonymous. Only 9 simple questions, so do please take a shufty! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/699R789 Link to feedback/reviews Thank you. Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk. Please note that photos below may or may not display depending on which listening platform you’re using. Below: Fred Zilken proudly wears the 50th Infantry Division TT badge, denoting the catchment areas of the battalion, the Rivers Tyne, Tees and Humber in Yorkshire. Drawn Sicily 1943. Below: Signal platoon outside Marston House 1941, WW2. Fred top right.    So, a pic of Fed exists after all! A WW2 history podcast on Bill Cheall's war diary and memoirs.
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17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

17 Gallipoli Part 2. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

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