First published in 1940, this vintage reprodcution offers advice about how to protect your local community in the event of an enemy invasion of Great Britain. It has hints and tips for attacking suspicious visitors, defending villages, what to wear on patrol and how to spot and secure a German parachutist- a very real threat to the British homeland in 1940.
Chapter: Dealing With the Enemy
"His ruthless behavior to women and children, mowing them down with machine-guns and crushing them with tanks, and his general cruelty leave no room for doubt as to how the German soldier has been ordered to treat his victims. Such then being the declared policy of the Germans, which they will certainly put into practice if they come here, they cannot complain if they are made to swallow a little of their own medicine. The answer then to the question of what to do with the Hun soldier is to kill him or wound him as severely as possible."
Excerpted from Hints for the Home Guard, 1940 by D. C. L Fitzwilliams. Copyright © 2014 by D. C. L Fitzwilliams. Excerpted by permission of Old House, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Table of Contents
Dealing with an Enemy
Troop Landings from the Air
Barricades and Block-houses
Defense of Villages