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18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

Update: 2017-09-29
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Revisit the first five years' favourites from episodes 1-17.

The best, the bloopers, the funniest and scariest moments, plus loads of new material.

Great, unpublished history!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.

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk.

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Summary: 

The beaches of Dunkirk revisited.

Tales of North Africa and Monty’s 8th army desert rats.

Interviews with army and airforce veterans, such as soldier Wilf Shaw who has been awarded France’s Legion D’Honneur, Claude Reynolds who was rear gunner in a Lancaster.

Dunkirk deliverance – accounts from a soldier, major, big ship, little ship.

Much more – including new tales never before heard anywhere.

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk.


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26 The Zilken Letters. A veteran exposes the army's best kept WWII secrets!
"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  Great, unpublished history!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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18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

18 Best of the First 5 years Part 1

paul cheall