The Home Guard: A Military and Political History


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The extraordinarily popular British television program "Dad's Army" suggests that Britain's Home Guard during the Second World War was home to charming incompetence and lighthearted buffoonery. In 1940, however, the threat of a German invasion of Britain appeared very real. S. P. MacKenzie's detailed and readable history of the Home Guard offers a new perspective on the men who took up the challenge. Despite its popular image of old men and teenagers playing soldiers, the Home Guard, often as large as the wartime army, ...

The Home Guard: A Military and Political History 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780192853318

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The Home Guard ' a Military and Political History' 1995, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198205777