The Home Guard was a defence organisation of the British Army during the
Second World War. Operational from 1940 until 1944 ...
The Home Guard was originally known as the Local Defence Volunteers ... When
rifles did arrive, they were American P17's and P14's from World War One.
The Home Guard were volunteers who defended the five thousand miles of
Britain coastline in the event of an invasion by Germany. They were originally
Aug 21, 2012 ... The Home Guard, initially known as the 'Local Defence Volunteers', was ...
Therefore these new Second World War records also shed light on ...
The Home Guard: Photograph contrasting a 1940 Local Defence volunteer ... The
Local Defence Volunteers in this photograph are veterans of the First World War.
... Two Home Guards load an anti-aircraft gun during an air raid at night in Eric ...
Feb 17, 2011 ... BBC page written by author Graham McCann looking at the truth behind the
comedy of the WW2 Home Guard.
Apr 13, 2015 ... Britain's citizen army, the Home Guard, helped shore up the nation's defences
during the early years of the Second World War. "Although ... 46-hp engine, the
two-ton clunker topped out at an unimpressive 24 mph (38 km/h).
The Home Guard was formed when there was a real risk of invasion. ... Most
weapons were either World War One weapons or they were American or
They later became known as the Home Guard and were nicknamed 'Dad's Army'.
By the end of July, 1.5 ... Barrage balloons over London during World War II.
Search over 40000 Home Guard (Dads Army) personnel records from World War
2, inc. enrolment forms, recommendations for awards and MOD cabinet.