|Title ID||4913||Collection ID||675|
|Title||[Clandon Home Guard: Drills and Stand Down]|
|Theme||Wartime And Military Case Study The Home Front|
|Keywords||Armed Forces Men Civil Defence Second World War (1939-1945) Wars Uniforms|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Duration||11 min. 32 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Members of the Clandon Home Guard undergo training in preparation for enemy attack. Their training includes rifle shooting, bayonet charges, grenade throwing, stalking the enemy using the Surrey country side for cover and keeping watch.
The film opens with two men in outdoors, wearing long coats with home-made LDV armbands and a rifle, pacing and trying to keep warm. The film then shows a unit of the Home Guard, now in full uniform, performing a rifle drill in a disused outdoor tennis court. They then have training sessions including target practice, a bayonet charge and throwing grenades. The men stalk the countryside, using the bushes for cover. The men are then seen taking a break and smoking cigarettes. Returning to duty, the men take further target practice and then stand on watch, rehearsing spotting enemy movements.