Comments

BBC Radio Jersey-Occupation Tapes. Told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. Part 1: Preparing for the Inevitable. Alexander Coutanche talking about the surprise in the island when it was realised the island was not going to be defended and the evacuation was offered to the public. Eye witnesses talking about the panic of evacuation and the dilemma of whether to go or not, queuing to register, worry that the island was to be occupied, putting down of pets, Lord Coutanche being told to stay at his post and simplify the machinery of government, the potential blowing up of public utilities and the air raid on the island. See R/06/2.

Reference

R/07/F1/1

Date

April 15th 1990 - April 15th 1990

Names

Coutanche, Lord Alexander Moncrieff, 1892 - 1973, Bailiff of Jersey, 1935-1961
Lloyd, Beth
BBC Radio Jersey

Keywords

public utilities | pets | Air Raids | Second World War | evacuees | demilitarisation | States of Jersey Assembly | Bailiffs | evacuations | Liberation | Occupation | interviews | radio stations | sound recordings | sound | radios

Dimensions

1 sound reel

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

See R/06/2

Closed until

2100

Context:

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