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The Walmington On Sea Home Guard

Author : George Mainwaring
ISBN : 1409128210
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
File Size : 69. 1 MB
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A facsimile of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Training Manual recently discovered in the attic of a house in the town. Found in a trunk amongst a pile of HOTSPUR comics, it belonged to Private Pike and features his handwritten marginal notes on the text plus his personal jottings on matters of rather less importance than the defence of the realm, such as films he has seen, girls he has dated and the progress of Aston Villa FC. The book bears the official crest and stamp of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, to which the platoon belongs. Although aged and covered with stains, boot prints, tears and scorch marks, it is in a reasonable condition for facsimile printing. The manual is Capt Mainwaring's attempt to ready the platoon to face (and recognize) the enemy in the coming invasion of Britain.

The Real Dad S Army

Author : Norman Longmate
ISBN : 9781445608785
Genre : History
File Size : 53. 42 MB
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A narrative history of the Home Guard from its creation in May 1940 to the end of the Second World War.

The Home Guard Manual 1941

Author : Campbell McCutcheon
ISBN : 9781445611037
Genre : History
File Size : 60. 10 MB
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Find out about the real Dad's Army, from the manual used to train them.

The Real Dad S Army

Author : Rodney Foster
ISBN : 9780670919826
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
File Size : 74. 56 MB
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'WHO DO YOU think you are kidding Mr Hitler?' Not Colonel Rodney Foster, a platoon commander of the Kent Home Guard. Dad's Army, the iconic comedy series is as well-known today as it was forty years ago. But the reality of life in the Home Guard was often very different. Here, for the first time, is the full inside story of the Home Guard, the ragtag volunteer army that defended the coast of Britain from German invasion during the Second World War. Colonel Rodney Foster, who retired to Hythe in the south of England after a military career in British India, joined the Home Guard in 1940 and kept a diary every day - a highly illegal act at the time - and in it meticulously chronicled his service in the real Dad's Army. Living directly beneath the Battle of Britain on the Kent coast, Foster commanded a company of men in the face of constant aerial bombardment and the ever-present threat of death from above. Writing from the village hall, abandoned barns, churches and makeshift officers' messes, he records with a unique wit and wisdom the everyday details of family life during the war: the domestic routine dogged by air raid warnings, the antics of soldiers stationed nearby taking every chance to improve their lot, the quiet strength of a small community faced with great adversity. In his warm and descriptive account of wartime Britain, illustrated with his own watercolours, Rodney Foster's humanity and care shine through, proud testament to the spirit that defied the Nazis and won the war.

Dad S Army

Author : Bill Pertwee
ISBN : 1844861058
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 56. 14 MB
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The essential guide to one of the most successful British comedies ever! Dad's Army has been an enduring highlight of the small screen since its debut in 1968. The show, which follows the exploits of the Home Guard in a fictional seaside town on the south coast of England, regularly attracted viewing figures of over 18 million at the height of its popularity and recently placing fourth in a BBC poll of Britain's Best Sitcoms Ever. Here is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creators, cast, and making of Dad's Army, along with a full episode guide and original stills of the series' greatest moments.

The British Home Guard Pocketbook

Author : A.F.U. Green
ISBN : 9781844862474
Genre : History
File Size : 69. 49 MB
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The Home Guards are an attacking force lying in wait for, and ready to destroy, and enemy who dares to set foot on out shores.' The Home Guard has been immortalised in British culture in the TV series Dad's Army. Formed by men not eligible for active service – too old, too young, in reserved occupations vital to the war effort – who were expected to resist a German invasion with any resources they had to hand, the Home Guard is the embodiment of plucky British resolve against the odds. The Home Guard Pocket-Book evokes this spirit. Written by Brig-Gen Green, commanding 4th battalion, Sussex Home Guard and Training Adviser for the Sussex Zone, this book is based on his experience and, in his own words, 'is the result of my ransacking the dusty pigeon-holes of memory and the condensation of many books, official instructions and writings'. Its tone is informal and colloquial, such as: 'March discipline. Troops will always march off the parade ground at the Slope. As soon as this has been done the order "March at Ease" should be given. When marching at ease the rifle may be carried in any way a soldier fancies.' Nevertheless, the book is full of sound advice on training, organisation and discipline, fire arms, reconnaissance and field engineering, the responsibilities of the Group Pigeon Officer, the proper position to adopt for surviving a dive bomb attack, and how to set a trap for an unwary advancing German cyclist!

The Home Guard

Author : David Carroll
ISBN : UOM:39015050007791
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
File Size : 43. 62 MB
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A text which uses over 200 photographs to bring to life the Home Guard during a unique period in British history. The images recall the activities of the auxiliary force otherwise known as 'Dad's Arm'. The book draws on the early days of the Local Defence Volunteers from the moment when Anthony Eden broadcast an appeal, to the official stand-down of the Home Guard n 1944. This title evokes memories of World War II in a domestic setting and asserts life on the Home Front from the perspective of those left behind to defend it.

Dad S Army

Author : Richard Webber
ISBN : 1852276940
Genre : Comedy programs
File Size : 82. 42 MB
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Over a period of nine years 80 episodes of Dad's Army were screened. This book, published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first transmission, takes a look at the show's history, including a complete transmission guide, script excerpts, and anecdotes about the making of the show.

Dad S Army

Author : Jimmy Perry
ISBN : 0753507307
Genre : Comedy programs
File Size : 79. 72 MB
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The complete scripts for six classic early recordings now missing from the Dad's Army archives. Jimmy Perry and David Croft's Dad's Army ran to 80 episodes and after three decades of regular prime-time repeats the wartime adventures of Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard have become imprinted on the nation's psyche.

Boulle S Jewels

Author : Francis Boulle
ISBN : 9781780879222
Genre : Humor
File Size : 86. 1 MB
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'Business is a jungle. But I love animals.' Francis Boulle. Venture Capitalist and CEO Francis Boulle has set out to conquer the world. Armed with strategies not seen since Sun Tzu, philosophies to rival Aristotle, a business head that makes Alan Sugar look like an amateur and thoughts about life that even Confucius would have found enlightening, Francis is king of the new life-gurus. In this must-have little book of Boulleisms, Francis shares his wry observations and indomitable views on business, love, sport, art, family, politics and even pets. He offers expert guidance to help you live your life the Boulle way, even if you've never set foot in Belgravia. Using clever typography, illustrations and amusing diagrams, this is the perfect gift for every budding entrepreneur.

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