DiscoverFighting Through WW2 WWII9 Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE WWII
9  Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE WWII

9 Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE WWII

Update: 2016-12-04
Share

Description

"Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!"

  • The personal war diary and letters home from Major Petch offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the British soldiers during Dunkirk in 1940.
  • "It'll all be over when it gets hotter" was the prevailing opinion.
  • This changed in a matter of days as the weather did get hotter but the soldiers began a desperate fight for their lives in the face of Hitler's blitzkreig.
  • A dramatic blow by blow account of the Major's writings.
  • Would they get off the beaches at Dunkirk?
  • Furious - Fascinating - Funny.

The first in a special WWII Dunkirk series. Recommended that you also listen to Podcast Episode 1 in this series - Bill Cheall's story of the beaches.

Great unpublished history!

Show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

Please rate and review - Thanks!

Subscribe - don't miss out

Please note that photos below may or may not display depending on which listening platform you’re using

Major Leslie Petch OBE circa 1940

 

Comments 
loading
In Channel
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  Great, unpublished history!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.
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

1.0x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

9  Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE WWII

9 Dunkirk Diaries of Major Leslie Petch OBE WWII

paul cheall ww2