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    Description'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 Advisor 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!


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    Title
    The British Home Guard Pocket-book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.F.U. Green, By (author) Brian Lavery
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844861064
    ISBN 10: 1844861066
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 940.54
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWTR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063, A15202024
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK
    DC22: 355.37094109
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWT
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Illustrations note
    25 line drawings
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Conway
    Publication date
    06 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Brigadier-General A.F.U. Green served during the Second World War as commanding officer, 4th battalion of the Sussex Home Guard. He also held the post of Training Advisor for the Sussex Zone, and it is his expertise that forms the basis of this unique pocket-book.