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


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


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


112th Infantry Regiment at Llanybydder

Hi all!

Just to let you know I’m keeping busy on these lovely warm evenings reading up on the arrival and stay of the 28th Infantry Division (ID) from October 1943 to April 1944. 405 more words



Hi all and welcome to the site!

I thought I’d start off by introducing myself and explaining a little more about what I am trying to achieve here. 330 more words


Masculinity denounced how was the masculinity of men in ‘Reserved Occupations’ perceived during the Second World War?


The aim of the group research project was to denounce the popular assumptions that the men which remained at home during the Second World War were considered as effeminate. 4,922 more words

The Village Hut in Wartime

The old First World War corrugated iron hut acquired by the village in 1921 to serve as a village hall was again pressed into use by the services in the Second World War. 462 more words

Salisbury Plain