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  • 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 5745

    The Home Guard: The machine gun section of Amersham Company, 5th Buckinghamshire Battalion Home Guard pictured with their Vickers gun mounted in an army lorry.

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-45

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-45

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

    H 12425

    The townspeople of Worthing in Sussex watch with interest as the Home Guard resist an 'attack' on the pier by regular troops supported by a Universal carrier, 3 August 1941.

  • 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 22548

    The Home Guard: A Home Guard mounted patrol parading for inspection at Cowbridge near Cardiff. Their task was to patrol the hills and valleys of the Welsh countryside.

  • 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 12564A

    A group of Home Guard relax in front of the fire in their Nissen hut. One man is asleep on his camp bed, whilst the others sit down to chat and warm themselves in front of the fire, whilst removing their boots.

  • 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 22519

    The Home Guard: During an exercise in Colchester in August 1942 involving Home Guard and Civil Defence personnel, German troops were supposed to have landed and were attacking the locality. The town was out of bounds to troops not on duty and inhabitants...

  • 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 11852

    The Home Guard: During an exercise involving the local Home Guard, ARP personnel and the Police in Northen Command, 'enemy' forces succeeded in taking a town after a bitter struggle but were later overpowered. Photograph shows the Home Guard...

  • THE HOME GUARD 1939-45

    THE HOME GUARD 1939-45

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

    H 12609

    Home Guard soldiers on motorcycle sidecar combinations fitted with Lewis guns during an exercise near Exeter, 10 August 1941.

  • ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

    ANSWERING YOU: THE PRODUCTION OF A BBC RADIO PROGRAMME FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1941

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

    D 4558

    Poet and radio broadcaster, Fusilier Z A Bokhari, is trained in the use of the Tommy gun along with his colleagues in the BBC Home Guard, Bedford College. Bokhari has been given special permission to wear a turban instead of a forage cap.

  • 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 4359

    Men of a factory Home Guard charge across a field towards the camera, bayonets fixed, as part of a training exercise, somewhere in England, 1941.

  • 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 6780

    Members of the Lindisfarne Home Guard march out along the beach on their way to a training session. In the background, the imposing sight of Lindisfarne Castle dominates the skyline. Small rowing and fishing boats can be seen on the water.

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