The stories behind the story
A bumper crop of highlights from previous episodes, and more. There are some staggeringly good tales to tell, about flying Lancasters, winning a military medal on D-Day, captaining a ship during Dunkirk and many more - all true and far more intriguing than any fiction.
In support of International Podcast Day 2017
Bill Cheall's published memoirs, which depict his Dunkirk exploits and much more. Around £20 or less!
Arthur Oxley's shell damaged cap badge from Battle of Wadi Akarit 6 April 1943.
Books mentioned in the show:
Synge – Story of the Green Howards 1939-45 Capt WAT Synge
GPS co-ordinates for Bray Dunes, France and other places of interest:
Bray Dunes - 51.04.36.47N 188.8.131.52.E
Gold Beach - 184.108.40.206N 0.31.41.11.W
Arromanches 220.127.116.11N. 0.37.13.38W
Crepon. 18.104.22.168N. 0.33.00.2W
Lion d'or hotel, Bayeux. 22.214.171.124N. 0.41.54.5W - Just great - it's where the German officers stayed during the war.
Marefontaine battery. 126.96.36.199N. 0.31.48.21W
Hinges communal Cemetery - rue de bethune GPS 188.8.131.52N 184.108.40.206E
Longueness (ST. OMER) souvenir cemetery (John Hewson buried here) - 220.127.116.11N, 2.15.04.28E
Mont Fleury gun battery 18.104.22.168N. 0.30.58.26W
Merville battery. 22.214.171.124N. 0.11.46.58W
Pegasus bridge, Ranville 126.96.36.199N. 0.16.27.2W
Longues sur mer gun battery 188.8.131.52N. 0.41.31.4W
Demi Lune hotel, Ypres - recommended 184.108.40.206N. 220.127.116.11E
Somme Thiepval monument 50.03.09.34N, 18.104.22.168.E
Extras! Bloopers! Best of!
Twins! Paul Cheall proudly strikes the same pose as his Dad did aged 19 in 1936 in his prized Morris 10! 3 years before WWII started.