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British LDV Section

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British LDV Section
Sub Category: Bolt Action
Product Note: 10 figures
Publish Year: 2017
Dimensions: 4.5x6x2"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148563113
Mfg. part #: WLG402211002
Type: Miniatures Box Set
Age Range: 14 Years and Up

British LDV Section
British LDV Section

Description

On 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 enroll in a new force, the Local Defense 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 organizations 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 materialize this proud people’s army - the original ‘Dad’s Army’ continued to stand until it was disbanded in late 1945.

Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.