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Obituary: Trevor Miners

04/14/2016

 

Trevor Miners was one of the last surviving members of Churchill’s wartime Auxiliary Units, who were trained to carry out guerrilla warfare against the Germans should they have invaded Britain. Many, like Miners, were recruited from the local Home Guard. They were issued with explosives, guns and hunting knives and in the event of an invasion would have moved to Operational Bases where they would have waited to  come up behind the invaders lines and attack troops, supplies and communications. More extraordinary than this was the fact that each was to be issued with a list of potential collaborators, including some senior policemen, who might have to be executed if there was a risk of them helping the Nazi occupying forces.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/04/08/trevor-miners-auxilier–obituary/

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