Comments

Occupation-BBC Radio Jersey tape. The story of the occupation of Jersey during World War 2 told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. 1) Part 13: The Todt Organisation and their Russian Slave Labourers. Eye witnesses talking about the background of the Organisation Todt, the arrival of the Russians on the island, the condition they were in, the brutality of their overseers, begging and stealing food, concentration camps, the Jersey Communist Party and other people giving shelter, food, clothes, false papers and english lessons with Mrs Metcalfe to escaped prisoners, the story of Louisa Gould, Harold Le Druillenec and Feodor Burrij and the experience of other residents who harboured escapees. 2) Part 14: Entertainment. Eye witnesses talking about the difficulties of the first show during the occupation put on by the Jersey Amateur Dramatics Club, cinemas and the films that were shown, variety entertainment at the Opera House, West's Cinema and out in the parishes, finding musicians, public dances, the Amateur Variety Band, the Green Room Club productions including pantomimes, easter productions and shows, improvisations with costumes and scenery and censorship of the shows. 3) Part 15: We Are At War. Eye witness accounts of feelings of isolation, seeing and hearing British and German aeroplanes, feeling and seeing bombing raids on the coast of France, leaflet raids, members of the royal air force being taken as prisoners of war, commando raid on Egypt, sabotage, the v sign campaign, resistance and reprisals, youth groups against the Germans, the British Patriots group and Norman Le Brocq and Leslie Huelin working with the Free Germany Movement represented by Paul Muelbach calling for a mutiny in the garrison. 4) Occupation Part 16: Escapes produced by Beth Lloyd made up of interviews of local people who were in Jersey during the Occupation. Subjects discussed include the escape of Denis Vibert to England in September 1941, tales of different escapes to France by islanders recounted by Eddie Le Corre, Basil Le Brun, Peter Crill, John Floyd, Roy Mourant and their subsequent experiences of interrogations by the Home Forces and arrival in England. 5) Part 17: D-Day and the Last Terrible Year. Eye witnesses talking about the realisation that D-Day was taking place, aeroplanes going over the island, lack of fuel and food supplies, health in island worsening, Red Cross parcels, the arrival and unloading of the SS Vega, starvation of German soldiers and waiting for liberation. 6) Part 18: Liberation. Eye witnesses including the bailiff talking about the change in the high command of the german administration and listening to Winston Churchill's speech, release of political prisoners, celebrations, surrender of Germans and arrival of royal navy officers. See R/06/4.

Reference

L/D/25/L/44

Names

Churchill, Winston
Coutanche, Lord Alexander Moncrieff, 1892 - 1973, Bailiff of Jersey, 1935-1961
Red Cross
SS Vega
Le Corre, Edward
Vibert, Denis
Mourant, Roy
Floyd, John
Crill, Peter Leslie
Le Brun, Basil
Muelbach, Paul
Huelin, Leslie
Le Brocq, Norman
Free Germany Movement
British Patriots
Metcalfe, Mrs
Green Room Club
Amateur Variety Band
West's Cinema
Opera House, Jersey
Jersey Amateur Dramatics Club
Jersey Communist Party
Burrij, Feodor
Le Druillenec, Harold Osmond
Gould, Louisa Mary, née Le Druillenec
Organisation Todt
BBC Radio Jersey
Lloyd, Beth

Keywords

surrenders | Celebrations | Royal Navy | political prisoners | prisons | speeches | german administration | German soldiers | Fuel | Liberation | Red Cross parcels | health | D-day | escapees | youths | Resistance | sabotage | Royal Air Force | Prisoners of war | bombing raids | leaflets | Aeroplanes | Costume | pantomimes | dances | Musicians | films | cinemas | censorship | shows | entertainments | Prisoners | escapees | clothes | identity cards | communists | communism | concentration camps | stealing | Food | Russian | slaves | labourers (OT) | Occupation | Second World War | sound | sound recordings | Egypt, Trinity

Dimensions

1 sound cassette

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Master Copy see R/06/4

Closed until

2100

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