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A great family story from Dave Thomas about his father’s exploits in the 82nd airborne in Sicily and Italy.
Telephone chat with veteran Ken Cooke who has some more titbits to share with us about his time in Normandy, with an absolutely superb explanation about what it was like fighting in the French bocage.
Interview with Claire and Steve from the Soldier’s Charity about a very special Normandy tour you will wish to join later this year.
Loads of family stories!
Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/92-the-82nd-airborne-letters-from-sicily-and-italy-in-WWII
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Links to features in the show:
Links for episode 82 ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on their event ‘The Frontline Walk’ Visit www.soldierscharity.org/frontlinewalk for more information. Normandy specific website: The Frontline Walk: The Normandy Beaches 2023 (soldierscharity.org) Normandy route Day 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39060395
Video: Frontline Walk 2022 - YouTube
Song for the Bad Guys - Nick Feint Nick’s music is hosted on the bandcamp website and there’s a link to in the shownotes https://nickfeint.bandcamp.com/track/song-for-the-bad-guys
Nick Feint - Coming Up Roses https://open.spotify.com/track/0YEOGDmc5v3Foe8IDfujTt?si=vcK-KBDTT4i4UITLbLoOFQ
505 Parachute Infantry Regiment website http://www.505rct.org/SICILY.asp
D-Day and TimeGhost History's 24 hour coverage of D-Day, as it really happened. Clips, playlists, and all the chapters of that day as it unfolded. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wAFB6h7MFoohx7WiH7LTA
Great British Life online Magazine – link … https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/people/22630675.story-behind-luftwaffes-attack-new-mills/
Fred Thomas 504 PIR WW2