The Real Dad's Army

The news was devastating. Hitler's panzers had broken through French defences, and if France fell, Britain might be next.

So it was, on the evening of May 14, 1940, the call went out for volunteers to enrol in the ‘Local Defence Volunteers'. That name was soon to change, becoming the much-loved Home Guard.
Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Editor :
John Grehan
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913295301
Pages : 116
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$18.99

Overview
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The news was devastating. Hitler’s panzers had broken through French defenses, and if France fell, Britain might be next.

So it was, on the evening of May 14, 1940, the call went out for volunteers to enroll in the ‘Local Defense Volunteers’. That name was soon to change, becoming the much-loved Home Guard.

The British government had expected 150,000 people to volunteer. By the end of May 400,000 had put their names down.

Packed with an unrivaled collection of photographs, this special publication is the story of the real Home Guard which is even more entertaining than its fictional counterpart.

About The Author
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JOHN GREHAN has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine from its inception until 2014. John now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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