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Huntley & Palmers Home Guard, 1944
 
   
Huntley & Palmers Home Guard, 1944
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers Home Guard outside the Reading factory
Subject Date: 1944
 
Full Description: The German occupation of France resulted in the Directors setting up an armed posse to protect the factory; this later became part of the Home Guard. The company's French factory was within the occupied territory. On the eve of the surrender of Paris the factory's British managers and their families, including nine children, had to flee to unoccupied France. They missed the last boat out of Bordeaux and had to escape via Bayonne near the Pyrenees.
 
Collection: Reading University Library
Place: Huntley & Palmers factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 10.2cm, Width: 16.2cm
Subject: trade <food mfr>, war
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading University Library
Local Ref: HPOS515k
Unique ID: rm-ru-hpos515k~u_059-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading University Library
 
 
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