Comments

Sound recording of Roy & Doreen Bisson speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 02/12/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bisson speaks about the days leading up to the liberations, hearing Churchill's speech, the Union Jacks flying at La Pomme d'Or, visiting the German fortifications, the rationing after the war, the Red Cross parcels, helping during the Royal Visit and working at the airport. Mrs Bisson speaks of talking to british soldiers during the Liberation, exploring the underground hospital, working for the Public Services department and the Jersey General Investment Trust, the rationing after the war and the Royal Visit. Mr Bisson speaks about his involvement with the scouting movement and how it works, the prisoners of war, going camping, working at the Jersey Electric Compagny, his schooling, electricity and the Royal Visit as well as the visit of Field Marshal Montgomery. Mrs Bison speaks about her involvement with the Girl Guide Movement, what she did with them and what she learned, her marriage with Roy, the reception at Castle Orgeuil (now hotel Cristina), the honeymoon in Switzerland, and a protest against the Insurance act.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/7

Date

December 2nd 2004

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Bisson, Roy
Bisson, Doreen
Underground Hospital
Public Services Department
Jersey General Investment Trust Limited
Jersey Electricity Company
Hotel Cristina

Keywords

history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | soldiers | Fortifications | Rationing | Red Cross parcels | Royal Visit | Jersey Airport | works | scouts | scout camps | labour camps | Camping | Girl Guides | Schools | Royal Visit | Weddings | honeymoons | Switzerland | insurance

Dimensions

1 digital sound recording

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Digital Sound Recording. Ask at Helpdesk for Access.

Closed until

2100

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