In this episode, we look at the second instalment of our conversation from last month with Second World War veteran Bill Betts.
We pick up from where we left off in part 1 by discussing Beverly, the second hand M4 Sherman Tank that he and his other crew members inherited and called home for much of their war.
We also found out about the improvised measures that Bill and the rest of his colleagues took to add extra protection to their Sherman. We learn about the Essex Yeomanry’s time fighting through Holland, crossing the Rhine in their Donald Duck tanks and also their experience of liberating Kiel, as well as much, much more.
Listen to Baker ‘B’ From Le Hamel to Kiel – Part 2 Here
We do hope you have found this interview of interest. Ross and I just wished to say thank for listening and also a big thank you to Bill for taking the time to speak with us about his experiences.
Coming up on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we will be speaking with WW2 veteran Captain David Render about his experience fighting through the North-West European campaign as a Sherman Tank troop commander with one of Britain’s elite Tank regiments, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
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