Defending Albion: Britain's Home Army 1908-1919

Defending Albion: Britain's Home Army 1908-1919

by K. W. Mitchinson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403938251
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/07/2005
Series: Studies in Military and Strategic History Series
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Bill Mitchinson is a member of the Centre for World War One Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: The Invasion Issue Supplementing the Home Army Planning for Defence Mobilization and New Auxiliaries Protection Companies and Invasion Scares The Home Army in 1915 Reforming and Expanding the Home Army Restructuring and Compulsion 'A Sham or a Real Thing?': The Volunteer Force in 1917 The Diminishing Threat Epilogue Appendix I: Extra Reserve Battalions Appendix II: Home Defence Scheme, July 1914 Appendix III: Provisional Units Appendix IV: The Home Army in 1918 Appendix V: Coastal Fortresses and Garrisons Notes Bibliography Index

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