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Home Guard Cape

During 1940 British manufacturing was being stretched to its limits, both by the sheer volume of goods required, but also due to loss of capacity by enemy action. 488 more words


Baltic Anxiety

While campaigning last year, President-elect Donald Trump made it clear that he expected America’s NATO partners to increase their contributions to the common defense should he become president. 526 more words

International Relations

Home Guard Anklets

The regular British Army used webbing anklets throughout the Second World War. When the Home Guard was formed it was clear they would need something similar, however webbing production was stretched and there was not sufficient capacity to rapidly equip this new force in the quantities needed. 357 more words


A Mission for E-State

I had the unusual pleasure of sharing a commute with an ardent Rasta of Kikuyu descent. Amidst the pledges to His Imperial Majesty Haille Selassie and laurels for puffing Sativa. 705 more words

Dedan Kimathi

Air Assault on Paddlesworth...22 September, 1940

Perhaps the greatest ‘what if’ of the Second World War, Operation Sealion, was the subject of our latest ‘big’ game. Six players and a trial of the new Bolt Action (second edition) rules would put to the test the German Fallschirmjager of Kampfgruppe Stenzler vs the Home Guard and remnant British army. 3,912 more words

Bolt Action

Pill Boxes

Often while walking alongside the Thames you come across many of these Second World War built concrete guard posts-popularly known as Pill Boxes, but yesterday between Lechlade-on-Thames and Radcot, they literally seemed to be everywhere. 144 more words