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Men of the Saxmundham Home Guard prepare to fire a ‘Blacker Bombard’ during training with War Office instructors, 30 July 1941. The weapon was a 29mm spigot mortar, designed by a Lieutenant Colonel V V S Blacker, and could fire a 20lb bomb some 900yds.
THE HOME GUARD 1939-45. © IWM (H 12299) IWM Non Commercial Licence


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