Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/8/2012

Forget Dad’s Army, new war records show the Home Guard was a Lads’ Army of twenty-somethings and teenagers (and they weren’t all stupid boys either)

The men who would have defended Britain from a Nazi invasion have famously been depicted as a ragtag bunch of elder-statesmen who would have misfired and floundered as they fought.But it appears the real truth about the Home Guard is very different, and this Dad’s Army was very much a Lads’ Army during the Second World War.

New documents released by the National Archive today give us the most detailed picture ever of who joined the world famous volunteer force between 1940 and 1945. for more click here

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