34. The craziest soldier in history?
Alongside special guest presenter Annie Foley, we investigate the amazing life of a soldier who fought in three continents, from his teenage years through to his 60s. For images of the people and events we talk about, go to https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland, Paris, London and Prague. The Slightest Chance follows the remarkable true story of the only escape from Japanese imprisonment by a Western woman during World War II. Here are some questions to see if you were listening: What was the name of the first war that Adrian fought in? Ypres was on the ‘western front’ in WW1, but which country was Ypres in? When was the Battle of the Somme? What was the name of the medal Adrian got for bravery during the Battle of the Somme? Which country did James’ great-granny escape from in 1939? Which of Adrian’s injuries do you think would be the hardest to live with? Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. We’ll be back on the first Saturday of next month! Podcast cover art by Molly Austin All music is from https://filmmusic.io and composed by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2020 © BBC