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Bill Cheall fought at Dunkirk, North Africa and Sicily. He was in the first wave on Gold Beach on D-Day, and finally went to Germany. Since Bill's WW2 memoirs were published, many former comrades and families have come forward with stories and diaries of their own, all connected to Bill's story in some way. Please enjoy the show!

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Hi Paul....WOW!!!!  The podcast (I know I'm catching up) on Gallipoli was amazing and relentless.  What a tale was told and you told it so well. I stumbled upon your podcasts and absolutely LOVED hearing them and I wanted to reach out to tell you myself.  You’ve done a fine job of putting together the stories of these brave people who are fading away so very fast. And your Dad's book came in the mail today.  Perfect timing as my wife Corey and I are headed on a journey up the coast past Santa Barbara - so I have something new to read that I was looking forward to getting.

Craig Murray Renwick , California

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