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Basingstoke Home Guard
Basingstoke Home Guard

Basingstoke Home Guard 1942


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Basingstoke Home Guard 1942

7 mins United Kingdom

Spotlight on life in the Home Guard - here are bands of local Hampshire lads being put through their paces at an Army training session in Basingstoke. Crystal clear pictures record a hive of activity: artillery's assembled, gas masks fitted and straw Nazis jabbed with bayonets. But filmed on the outskirts of town, it's a bit surreal seeing civvy cyclists and pram-pushers pass by the military antics.


Home Guard World War II


Ready for the Enemy




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