• World War II in Color

    Home Guard

    A Kodachrome color photograph of Howard Crane wearing a Home Guard uniform and carrying a Tommy gun, taken by JCA Redhead (1886-1954) during World War Two. Crane is photographed wearing the uniform of a corporal in the Home Guard. Established in 1940 to protect Britain from invasion, they were 1.8 million strong by March 1943. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images).


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