A selection of training books written in 1942 by Colonel G. A. Wade for the newly-recruited Home Guard. These reproductions from the Royal Armouries’ archive show how Second World War trainees learnt to defend themselves amidst the threat of enemy invasion.
Colonel G. A. Wade was a British soldier and author who wrote a series of training manuals for the British Home Guard in the expectation of a German invasion. The series was originally published by Gale & Polden.
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