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Occupation Diary of Edward George Joseph Doublet, 1941. Lists residence at 7½ Charing Cross and Baudains Cottage during the year.
Date: 1 January 1941 - 31 December 1941
Album containing correspondence, 'A catalogue of German captured ground material to be sold at public auction' by Harold G Benest, an article from 'Soldier' magazine regarding the Granville Raid by the Germans, an article from the Jersey Evening Post entitled 'The Fuehrer: A Short Biography of a Genius who Reforms Europe', details of the nomenclature of radio sets of the German army, report on occupation diseases, various German orders, recollections of Captain Malcolm Ferguson, Senior Medical Officer of Task Force 135, pictures of german medals and awards, photocopy of a report by Major General Graf von Schmettow on the state of the defence of the Channel Islands during the Occupation, copy and translation of a christmas magazine from 144 produced by Panzer Abteilung 213 and reports on the execution of François Marie Scornet.
Date: 1941 - 1995
1) Talk by Stanhope Landick, school teacher from 1935, on education to the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Introduction by the Channel Islands Occupation Society President. Talks about his time at St Ouen's Central School under Mr A A H Downerat the start of the occupation, moving to the Intermediate School in Brighton Road in September 1941, his memories of St Ouen including the lack of nourishment for the pupils, Mr Downer's decision to start teaching german, experience of the Germans, a father of a pupil being shot dead for being out after curfew and the execution fo Francois Scornet, question of teaching german, the problem of heating, health of pupils, sport, talks of pupils that he remembers that are prominent in island life, an article that he had written, the demilitarisation of the Channel Islands and the evacuation, the actions of the Bailiff, Alexander Coutanche, men of military agebeing examined, books about education during the occupation, the story of Louisa Gould and Harold Le Druillenec, the States being formed into the Superior Council, the Education Committee, the air raid and arrival of the Germans, memories of other people, soup taken around schools, selling of salt water, milk for children, fundraisers for the Children's Benefit Fund, the visit of Graf von Schmettow in 1965 and a visit to the graves at Howard Davis Park, how they felt about von Schmettow, a meeting with Alexander Coutanche in 1970, making german compulsory, Victoria College, members of the Education Committee, visits by german officers, prize giving, raising of the school leaving age to 15, number of people who were in education during the occupation , the ease of getting out of the island after the occupation but difficulty in getting back in and the confiscation of radios. Questions about the hostages that were taken by the Germans, those who taught german, school children's diet, a particular teacher, Victoria College, a poem he wrote about the SS Vega and the Red Cross. Dixie Landick then talks about his life, his job of translating for the Germans, being involved as a translator for Graf von Schmettow he came to Jersey in 1965 and was interviewed by Channel Television, explaining how the interview took place. He plays the interview in which Graf von Schmettow answers questions concerning why he became a soldier, his thoughts on the Nazi party, how he came to be in the Channel Islands, his expectations of the local population, slave workers working for Organisation Todt on the fortifications, deportations, the refusal of a surrender proposal, consequences of German victory and what made him decide to come back to the Channel Islands. 2) Noises from the working of a mill (?)-with photographs being taken.
Recording from the BBC 1 South West TV broadcast entitled 'The Lonely War' with Bruce Parker, a former Guernsey resident, looking back at the occupation of the Channel Islands with people who experienced it. 1) Part 1: Battleships of Iron and Steel. Introduction to the islands, the reason that they were invaded and the realisation that they were defenceless. Subjects discussed include the decision to demilitarise the islands, the dilemma whether to be evacuated or not, the fact that the boat to Sark did not arrive, the evacuation of Alderney and Daphne Pope's decision to stay, the air raid on the harbours and the arrival of the Germans, newspapers printing german orders, the first impression of german soldiers, the situation in Sark as recounted by Dame Sybil Hathaway, restrictions being introduced, Raymond Falla, the President of the Agriculture Department and a member of the Controlling Committee telling of the job of the government in Guernsey, the experience of Frank Falla, a journalist on the Guernsey Star newspaper, resistance in the islands, the relationship with the german soldiers, Jerry Bags, the sending of Hubert Nicolle to Guernsey on an intelligence gathering raid and later raids, the execution of Francois Scornet, escapes from the islands, trying to get supplies, entertainments the confiscation of radios and the secret listening to the BBC and disseminating information, the sinking of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne prompting thousands to go to the funerals, the deportations and the internment camps, the terrible conditions of workers brought in by the Organisation Todt, the arrival of the D-Day and the expected liberation which took a year to actually occur. 2) Part 2: Our Dear Channel Islands. From 1944 the increase of hardship as a result of being cut off from mainland Europe as well as Britain. Subjects discussed include Alderney and the exoeriences of Gordon Prigent, a Jerseyman who had been sent to work on the island and Daphne Pope, who stayed on the island, their relationships with the Germans, the conditions in the Organisation Todt camps in Alderney, the death of Daphne Pope's 2 year old son, Gordon Prigent being caught listening to the BBC, being put in the concentration camp and having to cope with the conditions, a report on HMS Rodney's attack on Alderney, Pope making friends with German soldiers and the question of collaboration, the difficulty of rationing and having to improvise for food and fuel, worsening health of old people as witnessed by Pearl Regan, the running out of medication and the onset of famine and disease, red cross messages, red cross parcels arriving with the SS Vega, Harold Le Druillenec's memories of deportation and liberation at Belsen camp, the celebration of liberation on the islands, an extract of Churchill's speech, a contemporary report by the BBC on the surrender of the German forces, Rex Ferbrache, a Guernseyman, being welcomed home, the disarming of German troops and being shipped out as POWs, investigations into the events in Alderney during the occupation and punishment, collaboration, the royal visit, rehabilitation and the effect occupation had on islanders.
Date: 27 June 1980 - 4 July 1980
Date: 27 June 1980 - 4 July 1980
Scrapbook No 2 compiled by Mr E J de Ste Croix. Includes cuttings from the Evening Post, orders by the commandant, notes on air raid precautions, notes from the Labour and Textile Departments, promotion of a German film being shown at the Forum Cinema, rationing, milk shortages, a german propaganda leaflet, prices of food and seeds, the shooting of Francois Scornet, rumours of a school boy at Victoria College having extra rations, a german field postcard, the control of trade, behaviour in the cinema, the inquest on the death of Henry Peter Turpin, availability of fuel, an order for the removal of furniture from the houses of evacuees, the control of transport, red cross messages, the creation of a military zone and curfew and letters sent by feldpost and details of the service for the german army during the occupation.
Date: 1 January 1941 - 19 May 1941
Printed account for the proceedings against Philippe Jolin and his execution for the murder of his father
Research notes by Richard Mayne relating to the history of HM Prison, Jersey and the States of Jersey Police, includes notes on; Elizabeth Fry's time in Jersey, acts of the States, the Newgate Street/Gloucester Street Prison, the Charing Cross Prison, capital sentences, and the structure of the police force. The research spans the dates 1645 - 1953
Notice from the German authorities reporting the court martial and sentence of execution of Robert Deregnaucourt in Paris for violence against the German military
Date: 11 January 1941
Notice from the German authorities reporting that François Scornet had been sentenced to death wilfully supporting England in the war against the German Empire
Date: 23 March 1941
Notice from the German authorities reporting that Szmul Tyszelman and Henry Gautherot of Paris have been sentenced to death for aiding the enemy
Date: 19 August 1941
Date: 3 March 1944 - 8 April 1944
Jersey Evening Post Newspaper article : Linda Romeril speaks with Tom Ogg regarding the history of witches and witchcraft in Jersey
Date: 31 October 2022