003376

Reference WO 199/3376
Title Home Guard - Histories and Miscellaneous Papers. 45th (Birmingham) Bn Warwickshire HG
Government Department War Office
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Invasion contingencies
Document Types Press Summaries and Publications, Photographs
Civil Defence Regions Region 9: Midlands (Birmingham HQ)
Locations Birmingham, Stourbridge, Warwickshire
Organisations British Army, Home Guard, Royal Air Force
Acknowledgement
We believe ?The History of the 45th Warwickshire (B'Ham) Battalion Home Guard? to be free from copyright restrictions, but we invite anyone with information about this item and the copyright holder to contact us.

Description

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.

Keywords

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

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