Reel History of Britain

Britain's Home Guard

Series 1 - Episode 6 Britain's Home Guard

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Summary

Melvyn Bragg looks back at the Second World War by visiting Osterley Park in Middlesex, site of the first Home Guard training school. Robert Brown, from North Yorkshire, encounters his father as a company commander, and Dad's Army co-writer Jimmy Perry explains how his experience in the Home Guard inspired him to create the hit comedy.
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