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  • Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Winchester

    FIR 5292

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • HOME GUARD MAN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    HOME GUARD MAN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN: CIVIL DEFENCE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 12233

    Men of the Home Guard listen to a lecture by a Royal Artillery Sergeant on how to identify enemy aircraft. Model planes hang against a white-washed wall to aid in the identification process.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    H 27225

    The Home Guard: The Home Guard were also used to defend inland waterways. Photograph shows the Trent River Patrol, Nottinghamshire Home Guard sending messages by the disc semaphore method.

  • L.D.V. Look-out Post, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, 1940

    L.D.V. Look-out Post, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, 1940

    (art) Made by: Trivick, Henry Houghton 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 6747

    image: a small wooden shed dug into an earthen bank surrounded by sandbags, which serves as a Land Defence Volunteers post. In the foreground is what appears to be a dummy machine gun mounted on a wooden post. There is a wood in the background.

  • VILLAGE HOME GUARD, SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, C 1942

    VILLAGE HOME GUARD, SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, C 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 9265

    Home Guard bayonet instructor Corporal Charles Batchelor thrusts his bayonet firmly into a hanging sack (representing the enemy) during a training exercise in an English village.

  • Members of a Home Guard Ack-Ack Gun Team, September 1943

    Members of a Home Guard Ack-Ack Gun Team, September 1943

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 6109

    image: two Home Guard Anti-Aircraft gunners load an anti-aircraft gun during an air raid at night.

  • BRITISH WORKERS GUARD THEIR WORK: THE HOME GUARD, ENGLAND, 1941

    BRITISH WORKERS GUARD THEIR WORK: THE HOME GUARD, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 4355

    Corporal Chisholm, second from left, and colleagues line up on parade with their bayonets. They are part of the Home Guard Company for the Arms Factory at which they all work.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    D 4261

    The Home Guard: Members of the Home Guard in Springfield, Essex which was largely formed of old soldiers. Photograph shows, from left to right: Major L G Bird, the local bank manager, who is in charge of the company; Lieutenant W Lovesey, a prison warder...

  • HOLY ISLAND PLAYS ITS PART: EVERYDAY LIFE ON LINDISFARNE, 1942

    HOLY ISLAND PLAYS ITS PART: EVERYDAY LIFE ON LINDISFARNE, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 6799

    Men of the Home Guard, who are also members of the lifeboat crew, run up the steps of the lifeboat station, still in their Home Guard uniforms, following an emergency call.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    H 12239

    The Home Guard: 'E' Company 20th (Sevenoaks) Home Guard firing an anti-tank weapon at Chelsfield in Kent.

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