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NEW ...Within the Island Fortress - Insignia and Uniforms of the Home Front in Britain.

NEW ...Within the Island Fortress - Insignia and Uniforms of the Home Front in Britain.

2024 ' Within the Island Fortress - Insignia and Uniforms of the Home Front in Britain 1939 - 1945 ' by Jon Mills. Originally a 16pg special published for the MHS this has been made available to the general public. A full colour potporri of things Home Front covering subjects from Auxiliary Units, WVS, WLA, FANY, HG, Youth organisations, Fire services and nursing all covered by Jon's and the MH...  read more

Code: 13058

10.00 GBP

New.... Beating Firebomb Fritz - J.Mills.

New.... Beating Firebomb Fritz - J.Mills.

Hot off the press the latest title from the pen of Mr Jon Mills. ' Beating Firebomb Fritz ' was a M Her Soc special for all members but is available exclusively outside of the Society through the Home Front Collection.
74pgs outlining the threat from aerial bombing from the First World War and the steps taken to prepare for the Second. Covers all aspects of the AFS, NFS and the Fire Gua...  read more

Code: 12850

25.00 GBP

4th (Stratford) Battalion, Warwickshire Home Guard Battledress.

4th (Stratford) Battalion, Warwickshire Home Guard Battledress.

40 Pat. Battledress Blouse bearing the insignia of a lieutenant of the 4th (Stratford) Battalion, Warwickshire Home Guard. Large, size 14 BD to fit 5ft 11" to 6ft with 40-41" chest and 35-36" waist with label indicating manufacture by Service Tailoring & Co.Ltd, Leeds. Battalion titles have been attached with a certain agricultural approach to needle work and in a nice make do and mend touch t...  read more

Code: 13118

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Helliwells Aircraft National Service badge.

Helliwells Aircraft National Service badge.

Gilt and enamel lapel badge for an employee of Helliwells Aircraft. Based at Walsall airfield, they specialised in aircraft repairs and maintenance and later went on the build large sub-structures. They went on to form a flying school in 1943.
Numbered to obverse with lapel fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' Thos Fattorini, B'ham '. Good, used condition with minor abrasions.  read more

Code: 13117

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LMS Railway ARP ' Gas ' Poster.

LMS Railway ARP ' Gas ' Poster.

33cms x 20cms approx. poster issued by the ARP dept. of the London Midland Scottish Railway to warn of the the danger of gas. Printed on heavy weight paper this example is in good used condition with some marking and has been folded.  read more

Code: 13116

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ARP Breast Badge for Overalls.

ARP Breast Badge for Overalls.

Embroidered cotton on bluette ARP breast badge for use on the overall . Good used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform with some residue of the paper backing to reverse.  read more

Code: 13115

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Smitten City the Story of Portsmouth under Blitz.

Smitten City the Story of Portsmouth under Blitz.

1945 1st ed. A 62pg photographic record of the devastation caused to Portsmouth by the 67 German air raids from 1940-1944 with extensive illustrations of the damage. All the photographs have extensive captions giving details of the time and location of the raids, from the early Lufftwaffe bombardments to the flying bomb attacks of the latter stages of the war. Good, clean condition.  read more

Code: 13114

18.00 GBP

A.R.P. Memo No.C2 ARP for Electricity Undertakings.

A.R.P. Memo No.C2 ARP for Electricity Undertakings.

1938 2nd ed. H.M.S.O. ' A.R.P. Memo No.C2 ARP for Electricity Undertakings '. 33pgs with diagrams outlining the ARP provision for the electrical infrastructure, sub-stations, transformers, switchgear etc. In good used condition with light marking. Uncommon.  read more

Code: 13113

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Victory Lapel Badge.

Victory Lapel Badge.

15mm brass and enamel lapel badge with lapel fitting to reverse. Featuring the morse notation for the letter V surmounted by a V. Good, used condition.  read more

Code: 13112

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Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual.

Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual.

1943 ed. of ' A Home Guard Drill and Battle Drill Manual ' by John Brophy. 126pg manual covers all aspects of squad drill, arms drill and field operations, also includes appendices on the Sten. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In good, used condition with some marking to covers and some minor creasing.  read more

Code: 13111

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