WW2 Home Defence Film

In this page I hope to compile some links to Film shot during WW2 relating to Home Defence.

 

USA - REVIEW OF 1940

An interesting clip of film showing the Battle of France, Dunkirk, The Battle of Britain and the Blitz.

 

 

 

BRITAIN ON WATCH

This film shows various scenes of Home Defence including machine guns mounted in sandbag emplacements, the ROC, field artillery and a shot of a guard at a Coastal Artillery Gun emplacment, almost certainly Dunwich 4 inch Coastal Battery in Suffolk.

 

 

 

ATTACK FROM TH AIR

This film shows a combined air and parachute troop training operation somewhere in Eastern Command during 1942.

 

 

 

THE HOME GUARD

Interesting clip of film showing Home Guard Exercises with a 6" Coast Defence Gun

 

 

 

 

COASTAL DEFENCES

A short film showing some of Britain's Coastal Defences, 1940

 

 

 

 

 

HOME GUARD

Four more films showing the Home Guard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING EXERCISES

Two interesting clips of Battle Drill training. I hope to certainly expand on the 'Attack on pillbox' drill in future blogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training with the Boys anti-tank rifle, France 1939

 

 

 

Winston Chirchill visting tank training exercises, 1941

 

 

 

Voice of the Guns - a film comparing guns of the First War with modern guns. Film shot pre war but shows training with 3" mortar, Bren gun, 18 pounder, 4.5", 6" and 9" How, 3.7" and 40mm anti-aircraft guns and 9.2" Coast defence guns.

 

 

 

 

Live firing exercise, 1941. Still very WW1 with troops going 'over the top' following a crepping barrage!

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