Comments

BBC Radio Jersey-Occupation Tapes. Told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. Part 9: From Finance to Farming, The Island Keeps Going. A BBC Report on the currency used in the island. Eye witness accounts on the lack of english currency and the use of reichsmarks, the conversion necessary for records kept in banks and auction houses, the creation of new notes by Edmund Blampied, stocks in the shops diminishing leading to rationing control, the black market, exchange and mart in the Evening Post, farmer's experience of being told what to grow, harvesting and the inspections made by the Germans, farmers hiding extras from the Germans, investigations into a fuel that would allow tractors to run on something other than petrol, getting by, crops that were grown and giving food to others. See R/06/3.

Reference

R/07/F1/9

Date

June 10th 1990 - June 10th 1990

Names

Jersey Evening Post
Blampied, Edmund
Lloyd, Beth
BBC Radio Jersey

Keywords

Agriculture | inspections | harvests | Food | tractors | Fuel | German soldiers | blackmarkets | exchanges | Rationing | auctions | Banks | currencies | Farmers | Second World War | Liberation | Occupation | interviews | radio stations | sound recordings | sound | radios

Dimensions

1 sound reel

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

See R/06/3

Closed until

2100

Context:

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