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A book entitled The History of the 45th Warwickshire (B'ham) Battalion Home Guard, giving a history of the battalion and an account of its activities throughout the war. Topics covered in the book include the names and photographs of battalion officers; the initial formation of the Local Defence Volunteers; the factory units that made up the battalion; and the operational role of the Home Guard. Other topics discussed include difficulties in training; the reorganisation of the battalion and the appointment of officers and staff; the formation of new units; the assistance given by the Home Guard to civil defence forces; a description of a volunteer bomb-disposal squad; the activities of the Home Guard during air raids; histories of the individual factory units; the particulars of training undertaken; and the questions and answers of oral examinations taken by members of the Home Guard.
administration, air raids, bomb damage, bomb disposal, civil defence, clothing, factories, food supplies, high-explosive bombs, incendiary bombs, labour supply, military bands, military equipment, military officers, military reserves, military training, motor vehicles, motorcycles, munitions, recruitment, unexploded bombs, uniforms, volunteers