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The Home GuardA Military and Political History$
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S. P. MacKenzie

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205777

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.001.0001

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The Home Guard

S. P. Mackenzie

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the confusion over the anti-invasion role of the British Home Guard. Despite the various orders issued by the Home Forces to try and dampen enthusiasm for guerrilla warfare and mobility, the confusion over how the force was to operate in the event of an invasion increased rather than diminished. This was caused by some commanders who engaged in a certain amount of creative interpretation of the orders of the Home Forces.

Keywords:   Home Guard, mobility, confusion, Home Forces, guerrilla warfare

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