Home Guard ‘Dad’s Army’: Replica Memorabilia Pack – Example of Contents
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This pack makes a great present, or better still buy two and keep one for yourself.
Home Guard Flyer: Rare recruitment flyer ‘Smash Germans in Chislehurst’, just one of the frenzied statements in this recruitment flyer.
Officers Mess Rule Book: Fascinating insight into the etiquette of the 37th Warwickshire Battalion Home Guard including ‘Discussions on religion and politics are strictly barred’.
Home Guard (Home Defence Battalions) Training Booklet (1940): Superb abridged booklet on how to tackle the enemy in the event of invasion, meticulously advising on patrols and marching discipline: ‘Keep your necks touching the collar at all times’. At ease.
Modern World (1940):Illustrated extract from the wartime weekly review. Covering ‘Home Guard Street Fighting’ tips. Gems include ‘hiding bombs in the sofas’.
Information Circulars: Detailed guidelines from the War Office on the duties given to ‘older men’ and reminders that drivers carrying explosives should not smoke.
Armistice Night Concert (1943): The Bournemouth Home Guard out on a fine show at the Pavilion, On the bill that night were the Roosters Concert Party, followed by Wally Read and his Banjo rounding off a fine night.
Miscellaneous Papers: Correspondence regarding railway property being used for Home Guard accommodation, along with a message from the King in recognition of Home Guard efforts.
Miscellaneous Images and Cards: Home Guard units caught on film during training exercises sets the mood and the ‘Let them all come! is the rallying call on a colourful recruitment poster on one of the cards.
NOTE: These items are replicas of original documents and information. Items may be subject to change.
This replica pack is both fascinating in content and brilliantly reproduced.
Designed, printed and collated in the UK.
Each item is carefully scanned and printed as close to the original as possible, resulting in a carefully selected mix of items, producing a sense of ‘being there’ for the reader.
Folded within a clear, plastic presentation pack.
Pack Size: 19 x 12 x 2cms.