Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2007

328 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719062025

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Contesting Home Defence

Men, Women and the Home Guard in the Second World War

Penny Summerfield and Corinna Peniston-Bird

Published by Manchester University Press

Cultural History of Modern War MUP

  • A different type of history of the Home Guard from any previous one
  • Addresses the way the Home Guard has been remembered in popular culture thought examination of films such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Went the Day Well and Mrs Miniver, as well as TV's Dad's Army
  • Explores the personal memories of individuals who served in the Home Guard through extensive use of oral history