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Home Guard

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1. (Military) a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II
2. (Military) (in various countries) a civil defence and reserve militia organization
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Noun1.Home Guard - a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewherehome guard - a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
yeomanry - a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
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All serene on the Rappahannock, troops in fine condition, commisary department well conducted, the Home Guard under Colonel Teddy always on duty, Commander in Chief General Laurence reviews the army daily, Quartermaster Mullet keeps order in camp, and Major Lion does picket duty at night.
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Children collected shrapnel, planes crashed, the Home Guard mounted watch on the bleak peak of Pule Hill above Marsden in case of paratroopers or enemy invasion from Lancashire.
It includes an edition of The Illustrated London News and a booklet entitled With The Home Guard, which looked like it could have inspired Dad's Army
As the last surviving member of the Pulham Market Home Guard, there's no one more qualified to talk about what it was like to be in the real-life Dad's Army.
BLUSTERING bank manager George Mainwaring (Toby Jones) proudly leads the local Home Guard and learns that a German spy has infiltrated the town.
In one letter, the Police and Home Guard Pigeon Service was described as an important auxiliary link in communications.
As a 16-year-old I was in the Llangefni and Conwy branches of the Home Guard.
In Great Britain, the Home Guard had a number of purposes.
THERE was a clamour from middleaged men to join the Home Guard following the call to arms in May 1940.
How Brum's 'Fight School' was ready to give Adolf a bloody nose The new Dad's Army film has arrived on cinema screens but, as MIKE LOCKLEY reports, a secret Birmingham base taught the real Home Guard how to kill.
The Second World War is on a knife edge and in the cosy community of Walmingtonon-Sea, blustering bank manager George Mainwaring (Toby Jones) proudly leads the local Home Guard.