Warfare in News

Posted on Tuesday 26th January

Actor and war veteran Arnold Ridley was haunted by his experiences during World War One and World War Two. His son, Nicolas Ridley, has said that his father was one of the "brave young men who went over the top at the Battle of the Somme" who was injured three times and eventually suffered from shellshock, blackouts and haunting nightmares after enduring hand-to-hand combat in the Somme in 1916.
The new movie, Dad's Army from Universal Pictures, is premiering tonight in London's Leicester Square. "Being in Dad's Army gave [my dad] so much pleasure," said Nicolas. "It gave him his confidence back."

Further Reading

In Search of the Real Dad's Army

Only £19.99

In Search of the Real Dad's Army

(Hardback - 256 pages)
by Stephen M Cullen

What was the Home Guard? Who were the men and women who served in it? And what can be said of their real role and significance once the popular myths have been stripped away?

Despite the fame of the Home Guard – of Dad's Army – the true story of this wartime organization tends to be neglected. The myths obscure the reality. Stephen Cullen's aim in this thoroughgoing new study is… Read more...

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