Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg - A Green Howard's Wartime Memoir, by Bill Cheall
Book published by Pen and Sword in 2011, 158 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4976)
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From the front inside fly leaf: 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 from Dunkirk 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. Then the Green Howards returned to England to be in the vanguard of the Normandy Landings on GOLD Beach (his colleague, Sergeant Major Stan Hollis won the only VC on 6 June). In the fierce fighting that followed the landing Bill was wounded and evacuated once again.