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  • Short Summary

    Men of the Home Guard get training in road block and ambush techniques.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Home Guard School".

    VS Good shots of men of the Home Guard being taught how to throw grenades, how to look after a rifle and how to block and defend a road. They are taught how to build models to plan attacks.

    VS of home guardsmen on manoeuvres practising how to rush out and block a road, each man has a duty, one fits a trip wire across the road, others erect a barbed wire barricade while others fire on the enemy from positions beside the road. A group of children on bikes represent the enemy in the exercise.

    N.B. For some reason shots of advancing Nazi German troops are intercut with the Dad's Army style material. MD

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1051.47
    Media URN:
    21007
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1940
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:47:00 / 01:52:48:00
    Canister:
    40/62

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