EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY, FROM THE DAILY MIRROR, MAY 25, 1940
Rifles stand stacked ready while farmhands in the uniform and forage caps of parashooters carry on their work at an Essex farm.
Every man in the village, except those too old to hold a riflfle, has enrolled in the new Defence Corps to protect home and country against German parachutists. Each morning as members of the corps set offff to work they carry their rifles...
Most of the men have lived in the all their lives. They know every yard of the woods and fields for miles around... The oldest member of the corps is fififty-fifive- year-old Jack Potter, who has worked thirty years on the same farm.
“The Germans will get a pretty hot time if they try any tricks around here,” he told the “Daily Mirror.” “We’re ready for ‘em.”
Reach PLC (UK)