The Home Guard 1940
The Home Guard 1940
The Home Guard 1940
The Home Guard 1940

DAVID WILLIAM BURLEY (1901-1990)

The Home Guard 1940

1940 England

Offered by Hurlingham Fine Arts

£1,600 gbp
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A rare painting of soldiers wearing the armband of the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV). In May 1940 the Secretary of State for War, Anthony Eden, made a broadcast asking for volunteers from men aged between 17 and 65 who were ineligible for front line military service to enrol in a new force called the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV). This force was to be the last line of defence against any enemy invasion. By July 1.5 million had signed up and the LDV was renamed the Home Guard. Although an ill-equipped militia to begin with it soon developed into a fully professional fighting force trained in bomb disposal and the manning of anti-aircraft and coastal defence artillery. During the war 1206 men lost their lives serving in the Home Guard and it was finally disbanded on the 3rd December 1944.

David William Burley was a born in 1901. He studied at the Goldsmiths' College School of Art. He lived at 12 Devonshire Road, London, and at Birchington, Kent. He was a commercial artist and art tutor painting landscapes, seascapes and lino-cut etchings. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.
Very good condition
Dimensions
Height 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
Width 23.00 inch (58.42 cm)
Medium
Oil
Signed/Inscribed
Signed D.W.Burley
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