FORMATION OF THE HOMEGUARD, THORNTON, BRADFORD (1939-1945) film no: 1214

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We never saw the Home Guard doing anything in the streets. The A.R.P and the fire services were of far greater importance and relevance to the civilian population. My father was a fire warden and patrolled the streets to watch for incendiary bombs and put them out. Later on we saw many prisoners of war who were used to work on the railways.
Another major presence at main line railway stations were the dreaded

Wed, 2009-05-20 16:21

I had a favourite uncle in the home guard. He used to tell us all the funny stories. His company used to guard Scholemoor cemetery in Bradford. One night when they

Wed, 2009-05-20 16:17

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