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TAB Episode 72: The US M1917 In British Home Guard Service

In May 1940, with the threat of invasion, Britain raised the a militia force. This Home Guard would eventually number more than a million men. The challenge was how to a these men, many would eventually be equipped with the US M1917 – in this video we explore the American rifle’s service with the British Home Guard.

0:00 – Intro
0:50 – Early history P13, P14 & M1917
03:45 – The M1917 enters Home Guard service
04:55 – A closer look at the M1917
05:25 – The M1917 at the range
08:55 – Archival footage of Home Guard Training
11:10 – Conclusion

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