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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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An Uncertain Future 1943–5

An Uncertain Future 1943–5

(p.130) 8 An Uncertain Future 1943–5
The Home Guard

S. P. Mackenzie

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the uncertain future of the British Home Guard during the period from 1943 to 1945. During this period there were major concerns about the morale of the Home Guard following Allied successes. The low morale could increase the number of volunteers and conscripts who felt that their services were no longer needed. To address this issue, General Bernard Paget issued a memorandum to senior Home Guard commanders assuring them that the force was still needed. The Home Guard was eventually disbanded in December 1945.

Keywords:   Home Guard, conscripts, volunteers, Bernard Paget, morale

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