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Home Guard Home Guard   33 Books
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A Short History of the 3rd Hunts Battalion Home Guard 1940-1944. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 12pp. Printed by E. Couchman & Co. 1944.  #52831
[HLMainPic] Slim but scarce history of this Huntingdonshire Bn. Roll of officers & senior NCOs. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
The Bromley Home Guard: A History of the 51st Kent Battalion. By L.D.V. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [iv]+80pp., 23 photos., 2 cartoons. Printed by the Sun Engraving Co., Ltd. nd [1945].  #52682
[HLMainPic] Rare & detailed history with several interesting photos. & 2 cartoons reproduced from the unit's magazine, 'The Willing Horse.' Named group photo. of officers. Nominal roll (showing, interestingly, that a total of 3420 individuals served in the ranks between 1940-44, plus 81 in the 'Electricity Unit'), roll of officers & their appointments, 1941-44, & roll of members who joined regular forces. VG with RUSI bookplate (presented by the unit, 1945), paper label at foot of sp. & small, neat IWM 'withdrawn' stamp inside rear cover. VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
We Also Served: The Story of the Home Guard in Cambridgeshire & the Isle of Ely 1940-1943. 1st Ed., vi+107pp., 8 plates. VG in sl. chipped dw. Cambridge: Heffer (for the TA Assoc.). 1944.  #50469
[HLMainPic] Much interesting detail on organisation of th Home Guard. Includes 27 portrait photos. of various ranks. Orig. blue cloth, VG in sl. chipped dw with loosely inserted ephemera inc. typed note to G. Norman Myers Esq. re his offer of service with a "medical or ambulance unit of the LDV" (dated 19/7/1940), printed Home Guard Instruction No. 31-1941 re First Aid & humorous dinner menu for Officers' Dinner of 6th (34 G.P.O.) Cambs. Bn. HG at Cambridge on 21/10/1944 (with G. Norman Myers signature to front & signed by 10 other officers within). See illustration on our website.   £35
History of the Cheshire Home Guard from L.D.V. Formation to Stand-Down 1940-1944. 1st Ed., xiii+158pp., approx. 4 photos. Aldershot: G&P. 1950.  #50439
[HLMainPic] Interesting detailed history. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
7th Somerset Battn. Home Guard. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 71pp., ep maps, several sketches. Printed for Private Circulation Only by Bennett Bros., Bristol. nd [1945].  #52824
[HLMainPic] Raising, organisation & training of the unit, which operated between Bristol & Wells, inc. Portishead, Clevedon, Keynsham, Farrington Gurney & Temple Cloud. Rolls of officers. Orig. green dec. card wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
The Story of No. 2 Company of the 7th Battn. Somerset Home Guard. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 83pp. Printed for Private Circulation Only by Bennett Bros., Bristol. nd [1945].  #52825
[HLMainPic] Rare & detailed account of the Keynsham Company, with nominal roll &c. Orig. brown dec. card wraps. VG with RUSI bookplate (presented by the unit, 1945), paper label at foot of sp. & neat IWM withdrawn stamp inside rear cover. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Story of the 29th (Gosport) Home Guard Battalion Hampshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 20pp. Printed by Kemp Bros. & Wootton Ltd., Gosport. 1944.  #52826
[HLMainPic] Slight but rare history & war diary which includes work during the Portsmouth blitz &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
The History of the 4th Worcestershire (Evesham) Battalion Home Guard. [Parts I & II:] May, 1940 to January 1st, 1943 [and] January 1st, 1943, to December 31st, 1944. 1st Eds., orig. dec. card wraps., 12 & 16pp. 4 illus. Evesham: Journal Press. Contemp. 1944.  #52827
[HLMainPic] Rare two-part history inc. roll & named group photo. of the officers, &c. VG with RUSI bookplate (presented by the unit, 1946), paper label at foot of sp. & neat IWM withdrawn stamps inside rear covers. See illustration on our website.   £90
19th Bn. Kent Home Guard. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 38pp., lge. 8vo, 3 photos., map, 3 diagrams. Henry Richardson, Ltd., Printers, Greenwich. nd (c.1946).  #52810
[HLMainPic] Short but rare diary account of the 19th (Farningham) Bn., Kent Home Guards, with lists of officers & their appointments, plus nominal roll of men serving on Dec. 31st 1944. VG with RUSI bookplate (presented by the unit, 1946), paper label at foot of sp. & neat IWM 'withdrawn' stamp inside rear cover. See illustration on our website.   £75
11th Sussex, 39th (G.P.O.) Home Guard: Souvenir from the Battalion Commander. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 16pp. No imprint [Brighton]. 1945.  #52830
[HLMainPic] Short historical notes plus rolls of officers &c. of Brighton-based GPO Home Guard. Attractive & scarce. VG with RUSI bookplate (presented by the unit, 1945), paper label at foot of sp. & neat IWM withdrawn stamps inside rear covers. See illustration on our website.   £50

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