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Sound recording of Jack Bardin speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 05/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bardin speaks about the Germans landing and the meeting with Lord Coutanche, the white flags, his job with the Forestry Department felling trees, helping on different farms, stealing pigs from the Germans, growing tobacco and giving it away, the arrest and subsequent escape of Frank Le Pennec, hiding Le Pennec in an empty house belonging to a deportee, selling sugar beet to the prisoners of war, the food shortages, the Red Crosses ships, the restrictions on radios, the deportations of islanders, the celebrations for Liberation day, his job as a car engineer after the war, the germans cleaning up in St Aubins Bay, working on the ducks to Elizabeth Castle, the tourist industry, the political system after the Occupation, and cars.

Reference C/D/P/P1/4
Date 5 October 2004
Names Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Bardin, Jack
Le Pennec, Frank
Keywords history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | forestry | tree felling | Farm work | Pigs | stealing | Tobacco | arrests | escapes | deportees | Prisoners of war | Sugar Beet | food rationing | Celebrations | Engineers | Red Cross | radios | DUKW | Tourism | Politics | Cars
Category C/D-Other Committees, Tribunals etc. appointed by the States
Dimensions 1 digital sound recording
Language English
Level of description File
Access restrictions Digital Sound Recording. Ask at Helpdesk for Access.
Closed until 2100

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Sound recording of Jack Bardin speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 05/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bardin speaks about the Germans landing and the meeting with Lord Coutanche, the white flags, his job with the Forestry Department felling trees, helping on different farms, stealing pigs from the Germans, growing tobacco and giving it away, the arrest and subsequent escape of Frank Le Pennec, hiding Le Pennec in an empty house belonging to a deportee, selling sugar beet to the prisoners of war, the food shortages, the Red Crosses ships, the restrictions on radios, the deportations of islanders, the celebrations for Liberation day, his job as a car engineer after the war, the germans cleaning up in St Aubins Bay, working on the ducks to Elizabeth Castle, the tourist industry, the political system after the Occupation, and cars.

C/D/P/P1/4

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