Original, small format, London & North Eastern Railway poster urging employees to join the Local Defence Volunteer Corps, June 1940.

Local Defence Volunteer Corps. To the staff of the London & North Eastern Railway

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  • Condition: B+
  • Date: 1940
  • Size: 205 x 330 mm

Original, small format, London & North Eastern Railway poster urging employees to join the Local Defence Volunteer Corps, June 1940. The Local Defence Volunteers (or LDV, later renamed The Home Guard) were recruited from men otherwise exempt from military service, such as railwaymen. The ‘Big Four’ British railway companies all organised their own LDV/Home Guard units to assist the war effort. An interesting piece of social history and a rare survivor. A higher resolution image is available to view on request.