The Home Guard Advanced Training Pocket Manual

Excerpts from the many unofficial 'manuals' avidly bought by members of the British Home Guard desperate to prepare for invasion during World War II
Date Published :
July 2019
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Series :
The Pocket Manual Series
Illustration :
30 black and white photos and diagrams
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ISBN : 9781612007670
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7 X 4.75 inches
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How would you expect to recognise a German military vehicle?
What is meant by 'crimping' a detonator?
How far away, by night, can a lighted match, at eye level, be seen? How far a lighted cigarette?
Just a few of the practical questions posed – and answered – in Home Guard Proficiency, one of a number of manuals privately published during World War II to supplement the slim official Home Guard manual produced by the War Office. Covering everything from camoflague, night fighting, unarmed combat, map reading, small arms and drill, these manuals were welcomed by the men of local Home Guards keen to do everything possible to prepare for possible invasion – when they would be the first line of defence. This pocket manual collates a selection of material from these fascinating publications, often written by retired soldiers and reprinted multiple times due to demand.

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