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The 13th Battalion Home Guard at a rifle shoot at Liddington, c.1942

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The 13th Battalion Home Guard at a rifle shoot on the chalk ridge at Liddington, near Swindon. The Home Guard evolved to be a well-equipped trained army and would partake in numerous drills and training exercises such as the one illustrated here. Not only were they ready for invasion but they could also perform bomb disposal and man anti-aircraft artillery. This was a far cry from their comedic image portrayed by the popular television series, Dad's Army

Media ID 19929957

Date: 31st January 2014

Unique Reference Number: HWW2-1 082

Image Size: 2560 x 1850 Pixels

Filesize is 0.88MB

Associated Categories: War Workers

Associated Categories: Workers at Swindon Works

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: army, home guard, liddington, rifle, swindon, training, volunteers, world war 2