Fighters of the English squad of local self-defense

Fighters of self-defense

The formation of local self-defense units in the UK was announced on May 14, 1940, and within 24 hours a quarter of a million volunteers joined these teams. Initially, they did not have weapons, only distinctive bandages, although World War I veterans wore their medals with pride. Soon, local self-defense units were renamed the militia and these units entered the county military regiments.

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Location: United Kingdom
Image Date: May 1940

In : 1940

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