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The Story of

The Story of " A " Sector Warwickshire Home Guard '.

1946 1st Ed. ' The Story of " A " Sector Warwickshire Home Guard '. - 2nd and 7th Battalions. 139pgs telling the story of the two battalions that defended the east and south east of the county with sections on the B.T.H. Auxiliary bomb disposal unit and the L.A.A. Troop 7th Bn, intelligence, weapons and general history. Illustrated throughout. with sketches, diagrams and photographs. In good, o... read more

Code: 12228

55.00 GBP

Yorkshire WVS Housewives Section Lapel badge.

Yorkshire WVS Housewives Section Lapel badge.

Tin and celluloid, pinback lapel badge for the West Riding of Yorkshire WVS Housewives Section. The Housewives Section were members of the WVS who were unable to leave home because of domestic commitments but were trained to help the Civil Defence services in their locality. This was previously known as the Housewives Service and was renamed in 1942. Good, used condition with some light marking... read more

Code: 12227

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Hints for the Home Guard.

Hints for the Home Guard.

C1940/41 64pgs ' Hints for the Home Guard - Training and Duties including the methods of defeating an armed man '. Lt.Col.D.C.L.Fitzwilliams. Early, naive study ' dealing with the enemy ' with some amusingly optimistic sketches ! In good overall condition with some light foxing. read more

Code: 12226

26.00 GBP

Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - No.17

Royal Ordnance Factory lapel badge - No.17

Gilded brass lapel badge withal moon lapel fitting for Royal Ordnance Factory No.17. No.17 was ROF Featherstone or Filling Factory No. 17 established in Llanishen, Cardiff. Opening in 1940 for the construction of field guns and other weaponry during World War employing over 20,000 people. These badges were introduced in 1940 for workers at the various factories across the UK but were phased out... read more

Code: 12225

34.00 GBP

The Civil Air Guard Book.

The Civil Air Guard Book.

1st Ed.1939 ' The Civil Air Guard Book ' by Malcolm Logan.152pgs starting with a history of the CAG and then concentrating on all aspects of pilot training and flying. The Civil Air Guard was a 1938 scheme in which the UK government subsidized training fees for members of flying clubs, in return for future military call-up commitments. Good used condition with d/w with some foxing to centre sec... read more

Code: 12224

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Leicestershire Special Constable's lapel badge.

Leicestershire Special Constable's lapel badge.

Chrome and enamel lapel badge for the Leicestershire Special Constabulary. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos.Fattorini,B'ham to the reverse. Good overall condition with some minor abrasions. read more

Code: 12223

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Home Guard Proficiency manual.

Home Guard Proficiency manual.

1st 1942ed. 'Home Guard Proficiency' by John Brophy. 124pgs with chapters on topics as diverse as strategy to sub-machine guns with 100 questions to quiz the keen Homeguardsman on his military knowledge. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. John Brophy wrote a number of books for the Home Guard during the course of the war. In excellent, clean condition with some light marking. read more

Code: 12222

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Children's miniature book ' The Big Blow-Up '.

Children's miniature book ' The Big Blow-Up '.

Part of the ' Mighty Midgets ' series, this children's miniature book entitled ' The Big Blow-Up ' by Manton Lawson was intended as a pocket size book for use ' in the shelter '. In good, used condition with a period ' blackout ' advertising reference to the reverse.
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Code: 12220

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Leicestershire POW Comforts Fund lapel badge.

Leicestershire POW Comforts Fund lapel badge.

White metal and enamel, pinback lapel badge for the Leicestershire Prisoner of War Comforts Fund. These groups banded together to provide parcels containing everything from clothing, books, sweets and games to be sent to the camps to alleviate the tedium and shortages endured in the camps.
Maker marked ' William White, B'ham ' to the reverse, in good, used condition with minor abrasions. read more

Code: 12219

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Croydon and the Second World War.

Croydon and the Second World War.

1949 1st ed.' Croydon and the Second World War - The Official History of the War Work of the Borough and its Citizens from 1939 to 1945.' 581pgs contained in boards with gold blocked Croydon arms to front. Thorough history with a roll of honour ( civilian and military ) and pull out map covering every aspect of the Borough's war effort from bombing to comforts funds, war weeks, Home Guard, GTC... read more

Code: 12218

45.00 GBP