GHQ Auxiliary Units
MYTH AND REALITY
An on-line article explaining the development of the mythology, whose marketing still persists in identifying the Auxiliary Units as Britain's 'last ditch' line of defence and as a 'Resistance' organisation. The terminology has acquired an emotional, even nationalistic, attachment that is difficult to shift.This is not to detract from the bravery of those that took part but highlights the difficulties of reliance on a 'ground-up' interpretation of history. The study also demonstrates how history can be distorted to meet cultural imperatives.
This article was originally published in 2016 on Academia.Edu and can now also be accessed as a PDF