Civilians Prepare

October 1940
New Republic;10/14/40, Vol. 103 Issue 16, p511
Presents information on the London, England-based Home Guard Training School opened by Tom Wintringham, ex-communist and one-time commander of the British Battalion in Spain, to train guerilla tactics for civilians. Argument given by Wintringham, explaining that civilians unfamiliar with guerilla tactics was the soft spot in any democracy at war; Information that his Training School trains 500 volunteers a week; Claims made by a soldier that, it is possible to learn more in the Training School, than in years of army life.


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