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Road Blocks

Should you ever need to set up a roadblock then watch this film as the West Sussex Home Guard reveal the right and the wrong way to stop the Hun in his tracks.

Instructional film/TV programme 1941 15 mins Silent

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This training film for the West Sussex Home Guard shows, by example, how to organise and set up roadblocks. Intercut with diagrams, the film shows the best positions for gun emplacements. Concrete blocks and obstacles are made ready, as are camouflaged positions. At Battle Stations we see the roadblock assembled. Thatched cottages are a bad choice for a command posts and a model cottage is set alight to illustrate the point. An iron shed is shown to make a better alternative.