402211002-British-LDV-section-01_grande

British LDV Section

Regular price £15.00 Sale price £12.99 Save £2.01
/
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Expected dispatch by 01/10/2021

British LDV SectionOn 14 May 1940, Britain’s Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden made a broadcast calling for men between the ages of 17 and 65 to enrol in a new force, the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) to defend the country against the expected German invasion of Britain. By July, nearly 1.5 million men had enrolled - far outreaching the 150,000 the Government expected to volunteer.This box set contains a 10-man section equipped with various improvised weaponry, with additional firearms and Molotov cocktails.Beginning life as a rag-tag militia, the LDV initially had to make do without uniforms, wearing a simple armband bearing the organisations initials. The LDV similarly struggled for modern weaponry - shotguns and improvised weapons such as golf clubs, crowbars and industrial tools were not uncommon. The LDV evolved into the Home Guard, becoming a well-equipped and well-drilled force.Disparagingly referred to as ‘Look, Duck & Vanish’, the LDV were renamed to the more inspiring Home Guard. Although the German invasion of their country didn’t materialise this proud people’s army - the original ‘Dad’s Army’ continued to stand until it was disbanded in late 1945.

We offer a click & collect/ collect in store option from our Leeds store.

To use it simply select the pick up option on the checkout.

If you forget to do this and are given postage options click the return to information button to go back and select pick up.

Once we have received your order we will pick it and email you to tell you it's ready for collection.

The email will also contain up to date COVID information and opening times.