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4 Wilf Shaw - WW2 army veteran interview 1

4 Wilf Shaw - WW2 army veteran interview 1

Update: 2016-07-09
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The memories of a Legion D'Honneur veteran

A chat with Wilf Shaw of 6th Battalion the Green Howards, 50th infantry division, in the British Army. 

Wilf fought in many campaigns including fighting for Monty’s 8th army in Alamein, Wadi Akarit in Tunisia, Sicily and of course Normandy. He was wounded twice and still returned to battle!

This is the fourth episode in the WWII podcast series Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, based around the book of the same name which features Bill Cheall's World War 2 memoirs.

Great, unpublished history!

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A WWII military history podcast on Wilf Shaw's diary and memoirs.

Recorded April 2016 in Manchester, UK

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

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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  Great, unpublished history!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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4 Wilf Shaw - WW2 army veteran interview 1

4 Wilf Shaw - WW2 army veteran interview 1

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