The Home Guard in Scotland 1940-44
Paperback 254pp Illustrated
9781843410430   Product Code: 77333
The Home Guard, and its forerunner, the Local Defence Volunteers, was genuinely a 'people's army' with its own ethos, character and political influence. In Scotland, around 250,000 men (and some women) passed through its ranks, fulfilling a wide range of roles far beyond the popular image of the 'Dad's Army' of general service infantry. Based on archive materials and personal accounts, this book examines the human story of the Home Guard in Scotland and its impact on Scottish society.