THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

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  • H 2005
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  • object name: Official photograph
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Local Defence Volunteers: 'Old Contemptibles' in the Local Defence Volunteers lined up for inspection. None of the men pictured wear any official uniform except for the LDV armband.


A parade of 'Old Contemptibles' - men who had served in France and Belgium in 1914 - in the Local Defence Volunteers, soon to be renamed the Home Guard, 1 July 1940.

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