Patrick Arends

Dad's Army – May 2013

One of English Heritage’s great country houses, Brodsworth Hall is located in Yorkshire. This series of photographs shows a fun packed sun packed full weekend of World War II re-enactments.

It’s strange to see loads of grown up men ‘play soldier’, very much like the BBC’s ‘Dad’s Army’. Being completely taken back in time with their perfect uniforms and excellent haircuts and even old-English, their attitude was bang on. Always staying in character, for instance not understanding what a visitor’s mobile phone is. (more)



Brodsworth Hall was used by the army during the war, and men from the estate were called upon into the army, or serve in the Home Guard (if they were farming, which was a ‘reserved occupation’). Brodsworth Hall & Gardens are well worth a visit.

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