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Home Guard (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia


The Home Guard was a defence organisation of the British Army during the Second World War. Operational from 1940 until 1944 ...

Home Guard - History Learning Site


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.

Home Guard World War 2 - Primary Homework Help


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 called ...

Forget Dad's Army, new war records show the Home Guard was a...


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 Real 'Dad's Army' | Imperial War Museums


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 ...

BBC - History - British History in depth: The Home Guard and 'Dad's ...


Feb 17, 2011 ... BBC page written by author Graham McCann looking at the truth behind the comedy of the WW2 Home Guard.

Dad's Arsenal – Six Impromptu Weapons of the British 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).

History of the Home Guard


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 Canadian ...

The Home Guard - Children's British History Encyclopedia


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.

Home Guard Records - Search "Dads Army ... - Forces War Records


Search over 40000 Home Guard (Dads Army) personnel records from World War 2, inc. enrolment forms, recommendations for awards and MOD cabinet.