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Homeguard - Was the Home Guard an effective fighting force? Main page

Questions Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4Source 5
5a Look at sources 5 a-c, what impression do they give of the Home Guard? Which one do you agree with the most?

5b Do you think the Home Guard would have halted an enemy invasion?

5c Did the Home Guard have a value other than defending Britain?


Extract from the Southern Guard Newspaper August- September, 1941

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PRO ref: ZPER 96/1 p.2;  Description of Captain Jones  from the Southern Guard Newspaper, August-September 1941PRO ref: ZPER 96/1 p.2; Cartoon from the Southern Guard Newspaper, August- September 1941