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Sound recording of Ted & Barbara, nee Deloney, Dobson speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 19/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Dobson speak about being a member of force 135, the basic training, traveling and being stationned at different place, landing at Jersey, the ships coming to Jersey with food, the shortage on the island, the sea wall, how he met his wife, helping with the clean up, working with the Germans in Guernsey, his different stations with the army, being demobilised and going back to Jersey, and marrying his wife. Mrs Dobson speaks about the wedding preparations, the clothes and food rationing and coupons, travelling to London for their honeymoon, their first flat, their first house, having no running water, the battle of flowers , washing the clothes during the occupation, cinemas and dances. Mr Dobson speaks about the International Road Race, his job with the Oil compagny, the death of the King and the coronation.
Date: November 19th 2004
Channel Islands Occupation Society Album 2. Photographs relating to the German Occupation of the Channel Islands which include: German officers, soldiers, battalions and regiments, hotels, rehearsals for Operation Sea Lion, the construction of the dam at St Catherine's Reservoir, vehicle requisitions, Liberation forces, and fortifications and defences in Alderney before and after Liberation.
Date: 1941 - 1997