The assault on Crete led to a pyrrhic German victory and much finger pointing on the part of the Allies. Was Major-General Bernard Freyberg to blame or did a failure of communication lead to the defeat of British, New Zealand and Australian forces? Eighty years on from the dramatic fight for the island, Al Murray […]
This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the incredible details of an Australian soldier’s experiences in a Japanese POW camp and the Sandakan death marches, hiding an illegal printing press as part of the Danish resistance; and scavenger hunts in the desert minefields of North Africa. With thanks to Alyssa […]
In this special edition of the podcast Al Murray reads an article written by his father, Ingram Murray, known to regular listeners as The Colonel. It tells the story of a group of men with a very specialised task in the days after D-Day.