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The people's army : the Home Guard in Scotland 1940-44

Author: Brian D Osborne
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Home Guard, and its forerunner the Local Defence Volunteers, was genuinely a 'people's army' with its own ethos, character and political influence. This book examines the human story of the Home  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian D Osborne
ISBN: 9781843410430 1843410435
OCLC Number: 360144905
Description: vii, 253 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Images of the Home Guard --
The Crisis of 1940 --
The local defence volunteers --
A new identity --
A nation in arms --
Arming the Guard --
The long haul 1941-43 --
The strange case of Hauptmann Alfred Horn --
Anti-aircraft --
A flexible force --
The final year --
Summing up.
Responsibility: Brian D. Osborne.

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