Paul lives in Norfolk, UK and is semi-retired from a successful career in insurance. He has got his late father’s Second World War memoirs published and has since started a podcast.
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Another helping of soldierly stories wrapped up in rhyme. We’ve got a poignant verse written to a soldier by his tank comrades whilst he was laid up wounded in a military hospital. A poem written by German soldier Heinrich to his girlfriend. He never came back from the front but his loving lines have been re-enacted for us by Kessie and Rolf. And there’s a recce mission for us all to work together on! I’m going to be asking for listeners’ help in locating Nancy, the long lost wife of a soldier killed in action. News from America where young Savannah has broken all history test records at her school PS - A great load of heartwarming tales of Christmas at war around the globe. Plus a bonus interview with Lancaster veteran Claude Reynolds who's just turned 98! Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you.  Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel More great unpublished history! Second world war  
"We went up the line in the trenches at Vimy Ridge. We prepared our emplacement for a raid by the Canadians, to capture prisoners to gain information for the big attack that was to come. We were to fire gas shells during the early hours, followed by smoke, to give the Canadians cover. "I was first in line but I had to stop for a few moments to feel for my boot in the mud, empty the mud out, and put it on again. I lost my place so then I was ninth in line. Then Jerry dropped a shell right in front of the line ... Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes, links and photos Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you.  Web site home page Twitter page Facebook page YouTube channel      
D-Day Through German Eyes, How the Wehrmacht Lost France by J Trigg. A reflection on how the war was lost by the Germans and won by the Allies from D-Day onwards. Please note that some of the narrative in this episode is quite gory, more so than on previous episodes. If you don’t like imagery of blood, body parts and violent death scenes, I recommend you don’t listen on this occasion. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear." Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you.  Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page   Richard Freiherr von Rosen's 57-ton Tiger 1 Panzer blown upside down by allied bombing at the start of the Goodwood offensive   A Tiger 1 of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung101 knocked out by British infantrymen of 17 Queens Regiment in in Villers Bocage on 13 June 1944 
Stories about the German side of the Second World War. "There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear." "For a couple of days the two sides just existed on opposite sides of a meadow with a tense safety. The Germans could hear the Americans sing songs in the evening, and likely vice versa. Then, one morning the engines of the Sherman tanks came to life …" Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you.  Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page German Soldier on the Eastern front in the Second World War. Courtesy The Other Side Archive  Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war  
Accounts of my trip to Normandy - including Gold beach and Omaha. An exclusive preview of the new British Normandy Memorial which is dedicated to the 22,000 British, French and other foreigners killed during the World War two Normandy campaign. Some excellent D-Day passages from a book I’ve been reading about the D-Day landings, D-Day the Battle for Europe. "There was little sleep that night. The first squadrons were off in the night." "There was a pause in the bombing attacks about four in the morning and my son climbed onto the wall to see what was happening. He started shouting, “Mummy, mummy, the sea’s black with boats. I knew that the invasion had started." "We reached a landing craft and I was in a different world. All the men were wearing campaign ribbons and they were so calm. They were real men, real soldiers and I felt elated to be amongst them." "I reached the sea wall and leaned against it to regain my breath. Other soldiers were doing the same. That was when I realised that some of our men were missing."   Links - Not supported by all podcast players: Normandy Memorial Trust Appeal - 75 veteran D-Day stories Full show notes and photos YouTube channel Feedback/reviews in Apple Podcasts - Thank you.  Twitter page Facebook page Web site home page Victoria Second World War re-enactor   Crepon statue - Normandy WWII soldier Attacking the beaches in Normandy - British Normandy Memorial at Ver sur Mer, Gold Beach Best podcast for World War 2 history and the second world war
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Location
UK
Episode Count
53
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
2 days, 7 hours