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Document Details


Title: Bob Reed
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Bob Reed was 18 and in the Home Guard when he was recruited for Churchill's Secret Army. Over the next couple of years he spent evenings and weekends training at Treborough Quarry. There were six of them. While they practised blowing up tanks and railway lines and carried revolvers at all times, their families knew nothing about it. It was exciting but dangerous, he says. In 1942 he was drafted into the army.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Reed, Bob, 1922-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1922
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Furniture designer; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 2001
Locations discussed: England; Europe; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
Topics discussed - ASP terms: England; Europe; Exmoor (England)--Biography; Exmoor (England)--History; Moors (Wetlands)--England; Oral history; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033914-37206