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Glamorgan Home Guard parading past the City Hall, Cardiff for a Thanksgiving

Glamorgan Home Guard parading past the City Hall, Cardiff for a Thanksgiving


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Glamorgan Home Guard parading past the City Hall, Cardiff for a Thanksgiving

Glamorgan Home Guard parading past the City Hall, Cardiff for a Thanksgiving. Circa November 1942

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Western Mail Archive
Mirrorpix
Cardiff
Wales

Media ID 21885508

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1942 Cardiff Home Guard Marching Parade


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This print captures a momentous occasion in Cardiff during the 1940s. The Glamorgan Home Guard, resplendent in their military uniforms, proudly parades past the iconic City Hall as part of a Thanksgiving celebration. It was November 1942, and World War II was raging on. In this snapshot from history, we witness the resilience and determination of these brave soldiers who were ready to defend their homeland. The image showcases a united front as the Home Guard marches in perfect formation through the streets of Cardiff. Their synchronized steps echo with patriotic fervor, symbolizing their unwavering commitment to protect their beloved Wales and United Kingdom during these tumultuous times. As they pass by City Hall, an architectural gem that stands tall amidst the chaos of war, one can't help but feel a sense of pride for these valiant men. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of how communities came together during wartime – celebrating moments like Thanksgiving despite being surrounded by conflict. Preserved through time by Memory Lane Prints' dedicated staff, this image allows us to reflect upon the sacrifices made by those who served on the home front. It is not just a mere picture; it encapsulates an entire era defined by bravery and unity against adversity – reminding us never to forget our shared history and those who fought for our freedom.

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