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In Search of the Real Dad's Army

The Home Guard and the Defence of the United Kingdom 1940–1944

Stephen M Cullen

By the summer of 1940 nearly a million and a half British men had joined the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), a response to the very real threat of invasion by a rapidly advancing German Army. This book explores the LDV’s transformation from an enthusiastic yet ill-equipped organization into the capable Home Guard, which, as the threat of invasion receded, nevertheless became key to the UK’s local defence strategy, as well as a means of combating the purported Fifth Column. Off-mint.
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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 233x155mm
  • ISBN: 9781473878228
  • Condition: Acceptable
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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