Sound recording of Mervyn Billot speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 12/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Billot speak of being in the Royal Navy during the Liberation and his family, who lived throught the occupation, of being sick and brought back to England, of waiting a month to go back to Jersey because of restrictions and shortages on the island, and of visiting the island and seeing the bunkers and germans fortifications. He talks about foods, being on leave on the island, the first potato crops, going back to England before being de-mobbed, working on his fathers farm, going to the Hampshire County Farm Institute and his schooling, farm work after the war with the machineries, the farm workers, the exportation of potatoes and tomatoes crops, using a lorry to bring the crop to town, the political changes in the States, the Jersey Democratic Party, the Jersey Young Farmers club, the entertainment post-Occupation and the tourism.




November 12th 2004


Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Billot, Mervyn
Royal Navy
Jersey Democratic Party
Jersey Young Farmers Club


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