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27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII

27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII

Update: 2018-03-011
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92 year-old Royal Marine Roy Bennett remembers his WWII Juno beach landing and more:
"There was a horrendous noise as we landed, people were dying leaving the landing craft ..."

Bill Cheall re-visits France and Gold beach on the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994.
"We arrived 50 years later at 12.15 hrs and it was still drizzling with rain, and windy, just like it was on D-Day, WW2".

Great, unpublished history!

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Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk.

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Below: WWII 48 Royal Marine Commando Roy Bennett.

48 RM Commando Roy Bennett

Below: WWII veteran Bill Cheall and son at Bayeux at the end of a wonderful holiday

Father and son at Bayeux at the end of a wonderful holiday

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27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII

27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII

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