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ATS singers

A pair of close harmony singers kitted out in ATS uniforms (the Auxiliary Territorial Service was the women’s branch of the British Army during WWII). They were enthusiastically belting out the popular hits of the 1930s and 40s, including those of Vera Lynn and The Andrew Sisters. 36 more words

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Home Guard 2

Another enthusiast (cosplayer!) from the 1940s/wartime-themed event held at Horsted Keynes station back in September; see my previous post for more details on that.

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Home Guard

Another shot from the 1940s/wartime-themed event held at Horsted Keynes station back in September, see my previous post for more details on that. It’s a bit of an obvious/clichéd treatment given the subject matter, but I couldn’t resist :)

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Dad's Army

Back in September, my folks came down to visit us in Brighton (for the first time in 10 years, I might add!!!). Bored senseless of taking our guests on trips to see the Royal Pavilion, the two piers and Devil’s Dyke, we decided to take them for a ride along the Bluebell Railway – a heritage steam railway that operates between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead in East Sussex. 135 more words

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When IWM lent some of its collection… to the Home Guard in case of German attack

BY RICHARD MADDOX

IT CAME TO LIGHT IN THE PRINTED MEDIA and online that certain aspects of the Falklands conflict were – as the Duke of Wellington may or may not have said about the Battle of Waterloo – ‘a damn close-run thing’ (1). 236 more words

Dunkirk: Colin's story

During the Second World War, Walter was involved in Bolton’s Home Guard. The Home Guard was a defence organisation of the British Army.

Meanwhile, his nephew Walter ‘Colin’ Hamer was fighting in WW2. 1,007 more words

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Letter Writing and Loss

Morning all!

Just a quick update here as I’m off out to the day job all day today, work has been fairly busy this week but I’ve managed to fit in a fair amount of research in the evenings and my day off. 248 more words

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