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Sound recording of Harry Baudains speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 08/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Baudains speak about the last weeks of the occupation, the Kings speech, electricity cuts, the celebrations in Liberation square, having a radio, the Royal Visit, his time at Victoria College before and after the liberations, the farming before, during and after the Occupation, the horse drawn equipment during the war and machineries after the war, having a lorry, collecting seaweed on the beaches, an attempted escape to England, going to town during the occupation, participating in activities with the Young Farmers Club, going to Germany and Austria, his involvement with the Battle of Flowers, joining the honorary police, the international road race, the death of the king and the coronation, television, the clean up of the island, school sports, the draught of '47 and the transport and selling of tomatoes.

Reference C/D/P/P1/5
Date 8 October 2004
Names Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Baudains, Harry
Liberation Square
Jersey Young Farmers Club
Keywords history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | Electricity | Farm work | Horses | ploughs | royal speeches | farm machinery | lorries | Seaweed gatherer | escapes | prisons | Battle of Flowers | honorary police | International Road Race | royal deaths | Coronation | televisions | Sports | draughts | tomatoes
Category C/D-Other Committees, Tribunals etc. appointed by the States
Places Germany, Austria
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 Harry Baudains speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 08/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Baudains speak about the last weeks of the occupation, the Kings speech, electricity cuts, the celebrations in Liberation square, having a radio, the Royal Visit, his time at Victoria College before and after the liberations, the farming before, during and after the Occupation, the horse drawn equipment during the war and machineries after the war, having a lorry, collecting seaweed on the beaches, an attempted escape to England, going to town during the occupation, participating in activities with the Young Farmers Club, going to Germany and Austria, his involvement with the Battle of Flowers, joining the honorary police, the international road race, the death of the king and the coronation, television, the clean up of the island, school sports, the draught of '47 and the transport and selling of tomatoes.

C/D/P/P1/5

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