Home Guard Humour

Home Guard Humour

by Campbell McCutcheon (Editor)


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In May 1945, as the Home Guard stood down, an enterprising small publisher in Birmingham produced Home Guard Humour - a light-hearted look at the five year history of the Home Guard. Within the pages of the booklet are contained all of the standard 'Dad's Army'-style jokes and one wonders if it was this booklet that encouraged the writing of one of Britain's most loved sitcoms. With a short introduction by Campbell McCutcheon, whose Home Guard Manual was a surprise bestseller of 2006, with over 35,000 copies sold to date (and now republished by Amberley Publishing), Home Guard Humour gives an insight into the largest civilian army of modern times. Illustrated with over thirty cartoons, drawn especially for the book in 1945.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445601861
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Campbell McCutcheon has had a life-long interest in the Olympic-class vessels and naval shipping. He has written extensively on the subject along with some Military History and Bradshaw’s Railway titles for Amberley. He lives in Gloucestershire, but he was born within sight and sound of the water and has been interested in ships from a young age.

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