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
Publication date:
May 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Editor :
Lee Johnson
Series :
Pocket Manual
Illustration :
30 black and white photos and diagrams
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ISBN : 9781612007670

Dimensions : 198 X 128 cm


• Latest in the attractive, entertaining and informative Pocket Manual series
• Uses material from rarely seen manuals and first-hand accounts with modern introductions providing context
• Will appeal to those researching the Home Guard, and fans of Dad's Army

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.