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