Hints for the Home Guard, 1940: Training and Duties: Including the Methods of Defeating an Armed Man

Hints for the Home Guard' was issued in 1940, to Britons facing the very real possibility of invasion by the Nazis. Explaining to untrained and often elderly recruits how best to subdue suspicious visitors and most effectively defend a village, what to wear on patrol and how reliably to spot a German parachutist, this volume would have sat proudly at the bedsides of the real Dad's Army; it has been reproduced here precisely as it was when pored-over by our relatives during the Second World War, and elicits both a nostalgic glow and the chill of real danger.