British Home Guard
The British Home Guard was a defence organisation of the British Army during World War II. It was active from 1940 until 1944. The Home Guard had 1.5 million local volunteers who were not able to serve in the army. This was usually because they were too old or too young for active servie. They were to be a secondary defence force, in case of invasion by the forces of Nazi Germany and in order to protect Britain from partroops threats. The Home Guard guarded many towns and villages across Britain and other important places such as airfields, factories and explosives stores. The Home Guard also consisted of people who were disabled,but not too disabled,as they are have to patrol areas and learn to fire war equipment. The Home Guard were popular amongst society for there brave work and made famous by the television sitcom Dad's Army.