To mark the launch of his new series, Russell Phillips has set up a little competition. Throughout August, five pages on his website will have a silhouette of a Warsaw Pact vehicle.
If you find a silhouette, click on it and you’ll get a free preview of an upcoming article. Plus, for each one that you find, you can get one free entry to a draw for paperback copies of both Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact and Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact.
Auxiliary Units were special units of the Home Guard. These units were to stay behind enemy lines in the event of a German invasion of the UK. They would provide intelligence and harass German rear areas.
Unlike the rest of the Home Guard, they were well armed and equipped. Each patrol had a Browning Automatic Rifle, as well as grenades, incendiary grenades, explosives, detonators, etc.