Britain's Final Defence: Arming the Home Guard, 1940-1944

Britain's Final Defence: Arming the Home Guard, 1940-1944 by DALE CLARKE


Authors
DALE CLARKE
ISBN
9780750967310
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
288
Dimensions
156 x 234mm

First authoritative study of efforts to arm Britain's World War II Home Guard Known affectionately as 'Dad's Army', the Home Guard was Britain's very serious attempt to protect our shores from invasion by Nazi Germany in World War II. Short on resources, it had to make do with what was available. This book is the first to explore the efforts made to arm the home defence force and describe the full range of weaponry available to it. AUTHOR: Dr Dale Clarke is a serving British Army officer, with more than 35 years reserve service, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of several studies of weaponry and is as an armourer and technical advisor for film and television, including 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. He is a member of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, the National Rifle Association, the Ordnance Society and the Military Vehicle Trust. SELLING POINTS: ? Ever popular WW2 subject ? 'Dad's Army' feature film released in February 2016 ? Strong nostalgia appeal ? Detailed guide to World War II weaponry 40 b/w illustrations
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