The Real Dad's ArmyBook - 2016
The enduring popularity of the BBC tv series Dad's Army has focused attention on one of the strangest and least military armies ever formed - The British Home Guard. What started as an improvised band of volunteers, had grown by 1942 into a conscripted, disciplined and well-equipped force with a strength of nearly two million men. Norman Longmate, himself a Home Guard veteran and an authority on wartime Britain, has collected together a wealth of hilarious anecdotes as well as all the unlikely facts to produce the first popular history of the Home Guard to be written since the war.
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : 2016. Amberley,
Branch Call Number: ANF 355.370941090 LONG
Characteristics: 95 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm