Men left at home volunteer to guard against paratroopers.
King George VI inspecting members of the Home Guard.
King George VI inspecting the soldiers of the Home Guard
In Louth, Ireland, the people clear up after an enormous flood.
The inhabitants of Louth, Ireland clear up after their town is effected by a devastating flood.
Home Guard are trained to use machine guns, rifles and hand grenades.
Men of the Home Guard get training in road block and ambush techniques.