GHQ Auxiliary Units

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


For discussion on the chronology of Auxiliary Units weaponry click HERE

For  more on the myth of the Thompson sub-machine gun in Auxiliary Units service click HERE