Fighting at home – the brass bands that became part of the civil defence war effort on the home front during WW2

During the Second World War various civil defence forces were established, in particular the Home Guard. Many of these had brass bands associated with them, with members partially or entirely from local bands. This paper below gives details of more than 150 such bands that supported the Home Guard and other forces during parades, various military engagements, and also entertained the local population.

Hartlepool Home Guard Brass Band
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