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Sound recording of Leo Harris speaking about the Occupation and the years after. Hee was interviewed on 08/01/2005 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Harris speaks about coming from Edimburgh to Jersey in 1939 with his family, staying at the Marina Hotel, missing the evacuation boats to leave after the Germans landing, watching the German soldiers parade, going to De La Salle College, stealing bicycles from the German, his father buying and hidding cars, the germans requisitioning buildings, moving hidden cars, listening to the radio, the German Field Police, stealing guns, house raids, escaping deportations, his father releasing North African prisoners, his brother's release from prison, the british soldiers, pubs, collaborators, leaving the island after the occupation and going back to Edinburgh before returning to Jersey in 1946, the priority of goods exportation to Jersey and Guersney, the feeling that the states should have help less, the removal of the railway lines and the german leaving on landing crafts.

Reference C/D/P/P1/40
Date 8 January 2005
Names Jersey Heritage Trust
Hacquoil, Marleen
Harris, Leo
Marina Hotel
De La Salle College
German Field Commands
Keywords history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | evacuation | soldiers | stealing | cycles | Cars | requisitioning | radios | Guns | Houses | raid | deportations | Prisoners of war | Prison | Pubs | collaborations | exports | States | policies | Railway lines | landing craft
Category C/D-Other Committees, Tribunals etc. appointed by the States
Places Edinburgh
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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