Warfare in News
Posted on Tuesday 22nd January
The website has allows relatives of Bill Cheall's comrades to get in touch and share photographs and stories of their ancestors.
The most remarkable story to feature on the website is that of the Morris 10 car that Bill owned as his first car in 1939 when he was 19 years of age. After posting a photograph of the car in the war photograph album, Paul received an email enquiring about the car from a vintage car enthusiast; the Morris 10's current owner. Paul was able to meet Ian Binnie, the car's owner, and recreated the original photograph of his father posing on the car's bonnet.
Follow on Twitter for daily tweets telling Bill's heartwarming story starting at Dunkirk. Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg is available to purchase now.
Fighting Through - From Dunkirk to Hamburg(Hardback - 176 pages)
by Bill Cheall
When Bill Cheall joined up in April 1939, he could not have imagined the drama, trauma, rewards and anguish that lay in store.
First and foremost a Green Howard, he saw the sharp end of the Nazis' Blitzkrieg and was evacuated exhausted. Next step, courtesy of the Queen Mary, was North Africa as part of Monty's 8th Army. After victory in Tunisia, the Sicily invasion followed. The Green Howards returned to England… Read more...
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