Read online or download a free book: To The Last Round: The Leicestershire And Rutland Home Guard 1940-1945
Publisher: DB Publishing (4 Feb. 2015)
By: Austin J Ruddy (Author)
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During World War Two, up to 50,000 men and women served in the Leicestershire and Rutland Home Guard, ready to defend their families, friends and fellow citizens, yet today their stories and sacrifices are practically forgotten - until now. Using a wide variety of sources, the author reveals the true story behind the Home Guard. Apart from their well-know infantry role, Home Guards manned anti-aircraft guns and rockets, formed bomb disposal squads and helped train Special Forces units. Women Auxiliaries and boy cadets also served in the force. Over 50 of the last Home Guards tell first hand of the many events, both serious and humorous, that occurred while they defended the Home Front. Also published for the first time are: details of secret defence schemes, showing how the two counties would have been defended to the last round: how three secret local resistance organisations would have carried on fighting after Nazi occupation. 'To the Last Round' is a moving and candid tribute to the Leicestershire and Rutland Home Guard and will provide a welcome addition to the subject at both local and national level.
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