The Home Guard Com­pan­ion

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - THE GUIDE -

edited by Camp­bell McCutcheon Two weeks be­fore Dunkirk, Sec­re­tary of State for War An­thony Eden an­nounced the cre­ation of a Lo­cal De­fence Vol­un­teers, bet­ter known as Dad’s Army. This vol­ume con­tains the Home Guard Man­ual, out­lin­ing the drills used in train­ing, and a col­lec­tion of post-war car­toons en­ti­tled Home Guard Hu­mour. While the man­ual is a lit­tle dry at times, the car­toons are amus­ing. Ex­plor­ing the ex­pe­ri­ences of or­di­nary peo­ple in south Dorset, as they adapted to the out­break of war in 1914, this book ranges from the ex­ploits of a Ger­man spy at Wyke, to the pop­u­lar­ity of Aus­tralian troops with lo­cal ladies. The ac­count has a very hu­man feel and is a poignant re­minder of the sac­ri­fices made at home dur­ing the Great War.

If you’d like to see your fam­ily his­tory prod­ucts cov­ered here, send them to the ad­dress on p3

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.