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Home Guard, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHome Guard, thethe Home GuardˌHome ˈGuard, the  in World War II, a British military force made up of men who were unable to join the main armed forces because they were either too young or too old, or because their health was bad. Their job was to help to defend the UK if the Germans attacked it. There was a humorous British television show called dad's army, about the activities of a Home Guard unit. compare Territorial Army, the
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