Comments

Three interviews 1) Recording of Harold Le Druillenec, the only British person to survive in Belsen, introducing the King's christmas broadcast after liberation had taken pace. Introduced by the man who chose him to make the speech, it includes references to his time in Belsen, his sister [Louisa Gould] and the thanks that the Channel Islands felt towards the Free World for restoring freedom. Interrupted before the finish. 2) Michael Ginns with Beth Lloyd-talking about his article about the Granville Raid by the Germans. Includes reasons why he wrote the article, the research he undertook, he talks about the raids themselves and the new things that appear in his article. 3) Interviews by Diane Smith of Eileen Le Sueur and John Bouchere, who lived in Jersey during the Occupation, intermingled with musical intervals of music from the 1940s. Subjects discussed include their reaction to Occupation beginning, what made people stay, their employment, how the Island changed physically over the years, lack of supplies, exchange and mart and bartering, fortifications being built, maintenance of the government, changes in home life, social life, listening to the radio, rationing, the relationship between German soldiers and children of Jersey, restrictions on the Jersey population including curfew and radios, the strictness of the Germans, the interrogation of John Bouchere, propaganda in the Island in newspapers and the cinema, country and town life, food, entertainments, concerts held in celebration of the arrival of Red Cross parcels, the arrest of Eileen Le Sueur for having propaganda leaflets, West's Cinema, a list of entertainers, danger on the island including air raids, minefields and being caught out after curfew, resistance in the island, what was missed most, radios, memories, positive aspects of the Occupation and Liberation Day.

Reference

L/D/25/L/29

Names

West's Cinema
Smith, Diane
Le Druillenec, Harold Osmond
Ginns, Michael
Bouchere, John
Le Sueur, Eileen

Keywords

Liberation | Resistance | curfews | minefields | Air Raids | interrogations | arrests | concerts | Red Cross parcels | cinemas | Newspapers | German soldiers | propaganda | entertainments | States of Jersey Assembly | exchanges | supplies | Rationing | operations | concentration camps | broadcasts | Christmas | Occupation | Second World War | sound | sound recordings | Granville

Dimensions

1 sound cassette

Language

English

Level of description

file

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