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Letter from Corporal Don Le Brun of the Royal Air Force Unit, Paris to his wife Mrs Le Brun of 57, Lakeside Road, Palmers Green, London telling her about the mail, a fire started by a French soldier and a visit to see Mr Morel.
Date: 18 April 1945 - 20 April 1945
'News from England' leaflet-No 1, dropped by the RAF, with news to the Channel Islands of the progress of the Second World War
Date: 1 September 1940
'News from England' leaflet-No 2, dropped by the RAF, with news to the Channel Islands of the progress of the Second World War
Date: 30 September 1940
Newspaper cutting relating to the De Putron Family
Newspaper cutting relating to the death of Jurat Pierre de Putron
Photograph of the first RAF Dakota to land at the Jersey Airport after the occupation
Channel Islands Occupation Society Album 6: Guns at Les Landes, Batterie Roon and various Occupation photographs relating to the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. The photographs include: gun barrels, gun emplacements, Sorel Point, ringstand mountings at St Ouen's Bay, bunkers, Lewis Tower, the German Underground Hospital, Ernst Kampfer at St Catherine's Reservoir, searchlight operating platform at Elizabeth Castle, a visit to Pleinmont Tower in Guernsey, photographs taken by German soldiers stationed in Jersey during the Occupation, and Royal Air Force air sea rescue launch HSL 2632.
Date: 1940 - 1989
1) Interview with Frank Keiller on the radio programme 'Conversation Piece' which includes musical interlude. Discusses being a teenager during the occupation, what it feels like to celebrate 40 years of liberation, his background, his reputation as a tearaway, problems at the deportations in which he was involved in riots and was arrested and court martialled but escaped deportation because of his age, his plan to escape from the island, the subsequent failure and his arrest by the Germans, his interrogation in the prison at Gloucester Street, the conditions in prison and his attempt to escape, hiding from the Germans for the rest of the occupation with a new identity, before the escape attempt helping at the hospital under Arthur Halliwell, Ray Osmont and Dr Darling, qualifying as a doctor and surgeon after the war, joining the RAF, his subsequent career in different countries, the stress of surgery, leaving the Royal Air Force, making a new civilian life, moving to Victoria in Australia, retirement plans, hobbies, feelings towards the Germans now and feelings about the government of the States of Jersey during the occupation. 2) Weather and traffic report. Stolen items-police report. Magazine section-new book '120 Years'-History of Jersey Swimming Club-compiled by John Faige explained to Beth Lloyd why club was founded in 1865, about Havre des Pas Swimming Pool, Jersey residents in international swimming and diving competitions in the past and photographs. Paul Fox returning to the island after working on a project for 10 weeks in Southern Chile with Operation Rally to build a bridge. Report on the reoccupation of St Luke's vicarage by homeless families. Report on the hill climb at Bouley Bay. Channel Islands Occupation Society have found in the east of the island an entrance that appears to be the start of a tunnel leading towards France. Michael Ginns explains how it was found, reasons it would have been dug, question of how far it may go, where it leads to. Public Works interest in tunnel expressed by Deputy Don Filleul expressing excitement over the find, possibilities of our own channel tunnel, possible conduit for water and the investigation to continue with a report ready for April 1st next year (April Fool's joke)
Date: May 1985
Occupation-BBC Radio Jersey tape. The story of the occupation of Jersey during World War 2 told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. 1) Part 13: The Todt Organisation and their Russian Slave Labourers. Eye witnesses talking about the background of the Organisation Todt, the arrival of the Russians on the island, the condition they were in, the brutality of their overseers, begging and stealing food, concentration camps, the Jersey Communist Party and other people giving shelter, food, clothes, false papers and english lessons with Mrs Metcalfe to escaped prisoners, the story of Louisa Gould, Harold Le Druillenec and Feodor Burrij and the experience of other residents who harboured escapees. 2) Part 14: Entertainment. Eye witnesses talking about the difficulties of the first show during the occupation put on by the Jersey Amateur Dramatics Club, cinemas and the films that were shown, variety entertainment at the Opera House, West's Cinema and out in the parishes, finding musicians, public dances, the Amateur Variety Band, the Green Room Club productions including pantomimes, easter productions and shows, improvisations with costumes and scenery and censorship of the shows. 3) Part 15: We Are At War. Eye witness accounts of feelings of isolation, seeing and hearing British and German aeroplanes, feeling and seeing bombing raids on the coast of France, leaflet raids, members of the royal air force being taken as prisoners of war, commando raid on Egypt, sabotage, the v sign campaign, resistance and reprisals, youth groups against the Germans, the British Patriots group and Norman Le Brocq and Leslie Huelin working with the Free Germany Movement represented by Paul Muelbach calling for a mutiny in the garrison. 4) Occupation Part 16: Escapes produced by Beth Lloyd made up of interviews of local people who were in Jersey during the Occupation. Subjects discussed include the escape of Denis Vibert to England in September 1941, tales of different escapes to France by islanders recounted by Eddie Le Corre, Basil Le Brun, Peter Crill, John Floyd, Roy Mourant and their subsequent experiences of interrogations by the Home Forces and arrival in England. 5) Part 17: D-Day and the Last Terrible Year. Eye witnesses talking about the realisation that D-Day was taking place, aeroplanes going over the island, lack of fuel and food supplies, health in island worsening, Red Cross parcels, the arrival and unloading of the SS Vega, starvation of German soldiers and waiting for liberation. 6) Part 18: Liberation. Eye witnesses including the bailiff talking about the change in the high command of the german administration and listening to Winston Churchill's speech, release of political prisoners, celebrations, surrender of Germans and arrival of royal navy officers. See R/06/4.
1) Programme entitled 'Summer 1940-Part One: The Distant War June 1st-19th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. It covers the beginning of June 1940 when Britain had been at war for 9 months, peoplewere being encouraged to spend time in the Channel Islands but the war took a dramatic turn with the Germans pushing through Europe, background given on the Channel Islands, in Guernsey 1940 the bailiff was Victor Carey who was elderly and so Ambrose Sherwill, the attorney general, was given the job of running the island whilst Alexander Coutanche was in charge in Jersey. The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey Major General Harrison wrote to the War Office saying the island was virtually defenceless, uncertainty of what to do, some air raid precautions had been taken with the establishment of the Air Raid Patrol, everyone was issued with gas masks, realisation that war was on its way to the islands. On the morning of June 12th the War Cabinet decided to defend the islands but reversed the decision by the afternoon deciding on demilitarisation, the first contact with war was the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from St Malo. Islanders were asked to assemble yachts and Coutanche and the Commodore of St Helier Yacht Club W S Le Masurier organised crews to picking up the troops including Reg Nicolle and Bill Coom who talk of the enthusiasm for the operation, the blowing up of the loch gates, french citizens offering money to get on the ships, the courage of british nurses refusing to leave their ambulances and the terrible weather on the way home. Extract from Churchill speech telling about the situation in France. Activity at the airport with planes refuelling, Jersey Airways suspending services and helping the RAF, evacuating the staff and Charles de Gaulle refuelling in the island. War and Home Office still talking and life went on in Jersey. The Home Office invited islands to send a representative to England to discuss the possible evacuation of the islands. Jurat Edgar Dorey was sent and he and Markbreiter called the Ministry of Shipping in search of boats and when returning was given a letter telling the Lieutenant Governor to leave. The decision to demiltarise was announced in the States and the evacuation was to begin. 2) Programme called 'Summer 1940-Part 2: Evacuation June 20th-28th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. References to the dilemma of evacuation, queuing to register at the Town Hall and the fact people changed their minds, the calming of the people by the Bailiff who said his family were staying and condemnation by Jurat Dorey for those leaving. Evacuees tell of their journey to Southampton and then to the north of England. The St John Ambulance in Guernsey helped with the sick and old. In Sark Dame Sybil Hathaway encouraged the inhabitants to stay on the island. In Alderney Judge Frederick French called a meeting where his residents decided to leave. George Baron tells of leaving on the spur of the moment and the St John Ambulance personnel from Guernsey went to Alderney to assist in the evacuation. Some of the evacuation was carried out by Jersey Airways as the airport was besieged by people trying to leave. There was a calm after the lieutenant governors left. At the Jersey Airport Bob Lawrence talks of breaking up the navigation equipment and sending it to Southampton. The Controlling Committee was set up in Guernsey and a member, Raymond Falla, talks about the evacuation of cattle from Alderney. On June 28th undecided whether the islands were defended the germans undertook air raids and eye witnesses describe seeing the air raids in Jersey and Guernsey leading to 44 deaths, 33 in Guernsey, 11 in Jersey. The BBC announced that day that the Channel Islands had been demilitarised ten days before but it was too late.
Date: 19 June 1980 - 26 June 1980
Scrapbook No 1 compiled by Mr E J de Ste Croix. Includes notes on ships in the Channel Islands, clippings from the Evening Post concerning various orders by the commandant, the CI Purchasing Commission, registration, census figures, rationing, leaflets dropped by the RAF in the early months of the occupation, air raid precautions, Captain Gussek leaving the island and being replaced as commandant, censorship of the Evening Post, football between Jersey and a German Team, examples of German cigarette and sweet packets, parades of German soldiers, a leaflet calling on the French to resist the Germans, soldiers railway warrant, a German red cross leaflet, the enlargement of the military zones in the island, German propaganda leaflets and the agricultural policy in the island.
Date: 1 July 1940 - 30 December 1940
Scrapbook entitled 'Essential Commodoties' compiled by Mr E J de Ste Croix. Includes a photograph of Mr E J de Ste Croix, leaflet dropped by the RAF giving news of Allied successes for German forces, an invite to the Imperial War Museum to an occupation exhibition, a copy of the report given by Denis Vibert to the War Department after his successful escape attempt, an Organisation Todt armband, an example of a registration form, a copy of a red cross message, issues of occupation notes, copies of bread, electricity, milk, gas, fuel and meat rationing forms and correspondence with the Imperial War Museum concerning the deposit of his scrapbooks.
Date: 1940 - 1963
Souvenir programme for the International Air Display presented by the Royal Air Forces Association during Battle of Britain week
Date: 16 September 1982
Hugh Everitt Collection
News from England for the Channel Islands, distributed by the RAF
Date: 30 September 1940
Flight Lieutenants Jez Griggs and Simon Strasdin of the Tornado GR1 display team, who were in Jersey to speak to the Aero Club about the squadron's military involvement in the Gulf War and Kosovo, as well as a recent goodwill trip to Chile where they performed 11 air displays
Date: 19 April 2000
Jersey Talking Magazine, October .
Date: October 1978