Footage of the ARP demonstrating their skills. Seems there was much more to the Wardens than just running about shouting 'put that light out!' Some of the scenes are reminiscent of the air raid practice in the episode 'The armoured might of Lance Corporal Jones.'
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 6, 2019 0:50:51 GMT 12
Osterley Park was a Home Guard Guerilla Training Camp, run by Colonel Tom Winteringham and other men who'd served in the Spanish Civil War. This is exactly what Battle School was based on. Hence the Spanish Captain.
I've been to Osterley Park several times (after seeing and being impressed by it in several TV series and films including The Persuaders! series) but was blissfully unaware of the Home Guard connection. That's a great piece of background information about Battle School, Dave!