• Short Summary

    Great story about the Home Guard - they are told to 'Kill the Bosche - Shoot to kill'.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Britain's Citizen Army".

    VS Including good CUs of various men in the Home Guard, of a parade being inspected by the Home Guard C-in-C General Sir Henry Parnall.

    MS of two home guardsmen pretending they have seen a parachutist,one man stays on watch the other runs back to his patrol Headquarters where the patrol commander orders two more men to go out to the scene while a motorcyclist takes a message back to area base where the information is telephoned back to Army H.Q. More men go to observe the parachutist. Details are passed on to higher officers.

    MS of Home Guard officer giving a fiery speech to his men, he tells them that their motto is to kill the Bosches and to shoot to kill.

    N.B. All the men wear LDV - Local Defence Volunteer armbands. The LDV had just been renamed the Home Guard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1051.40
    Media URN:
    21000
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:46:00 / 01:44:54:00
    Canister:
    40/62

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