German Invasion Maps & Gazetteer - South England.
In preparation for a likely invasion the German High Command prepared a large multi-piece gazetteer of Britain, its geography and cities. Published in 1941 the gazetteer comprised a number of folders covering specific geographical areas, this example, number 11 was simply entitled ' Sud - England '. The card folder contains a large 1:250000 overview map of the general area with further 1:10000 ... read more
Wartime Gale & Polden Catalogue of Military Books.
1947 Catalogue of Military Books by the well known Aldershot military publisher , Gale & Polden. Useful reference covering many of the titles that had been published for Home Guard use, including manuals, charts and posters. Also includes many military histories as well as items such as helmet transfers. Good, clean condition with loose covers. read more
Upper Thames Patrol cap badge.
Original brass o/r's cap badge for the Upper Thames Patrol. This Home Guard formation covered the non-tidal part of the Thames from Teddington Lock to Oxford and was drawn from men from the Berkshire and Middlesex Home Guard.
The badge, which features the arms of the Thames Conservancy surmounting the letters UTP, is in good condition with polished highlights. The slider is intact with ... read more
London AFS Recruiting Booklet
1939ed. published by the LCC ' Information for Intending Candidates ' was aimed at informing potential new members of Londons' AFS. Featuring a striking colour cover the 12 pages cover everything from uniform, women members, expenses and conditions of service. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs this uncommon example is in good, clean condition with some minor marking, read more
Sten Machine Carbine Manual.
Commercial Sten Machine Carbine Manual by Gale & Polden C1942. 28pgs illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs. Photographs use a member of the Home Guard for illustrative purposes and covers the main marques of Sten from MkI to MkIII. In good, used condition, with light marking to covers. Uncommon. read more