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Sound recording of John Bouchere speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 15/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bouchere speaks about the days leading up to Liberation and the disbelief of peoplet, the realisation that the Germans were defeated, the arrival of the British Navy on Liberation Day, taking German equipment, having a bicycle, the clear up operation, sending the Germans to England, the food coming in to the Island, the Red Cross clothes, working at a garage during the war, converting cars to wood gas, finding petrol where you could, new cars coming in after the War, how the cars were shipped and delivered and the role of the garage.

Reference C/D/P/P1/10
Date 15 November 2004
Names Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Bouchere, John
Royal Square, St Helier
Cleveland Garage
Keywords history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | Exchange | shortages | radios | soldiers | Navy | Flags | rifles | cycles | stealing | cleaning | Wire | Railway lines | landing craft | Food | clothes | meat | Red Cross | garages | Wood | gas | petrol | Cars | shipments | deliveries
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 John Bouchere speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 15/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bouchere speaks about the days leading up to Liberation and the disbelief of peoplet, the realisation that the Germans were defeated, the arrival of the British Navy on Liberation Day, taking German equipment, having a bicycle, the clear up operation, sending the Germans to England, the food coming in to the Island, the Red Cross clothes, working at a garage during the war, converting cars to wood gas, finding petrol where you could, new cars coming in after the War, how the cars were shipped and delivered and the role of the garage.

C/D/P/P1/10

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