Home Guard Westmorland silent video
Silent video from home movie taken during World War 2 in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). Home Guard practice using local transport to set up an ambush in the fells in Cumbria. Camouflage their car. Cycle patrols and motor cycle communication teams. Night exercise with soft shoes and blackened faces following each other by touch. Home Guard practice house to house fighting very realistically with Nazi actors. Inspection, field exercises, hand to hand combat, parade. Award of medals.
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