Comments

Sound recording of Ron Buesnel speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 23/05/2005 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Buesnel speaks about the first days of the Occupation, seeing a plane for the first time, seeing the German soldiers, the restriction on farming produce, the raids on the farms for produce, the Germans taking some machine like the lorries, his time at the Grouville school, at the beginning and the end of the Occupation, the greenhouses, the relationships with the Germans, the slave workers, the Organisation Todt, the Russian camps, the buses, radios, collaborations, trading, the bombing before the liberations, food and ressources shortage, stealing, the deportations, stealing from empty houses, the arrival of the 'Tommies', the dumping of German equipment, people trying to escape the island and girls going out with Germans.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/13

Date

May 23rd 2005

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
des Forges, Geraldine
Buesnel, Ronald Rault
Grouville School

Keywords

history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | Planes | soldiers | Restrictions | produce | threshing | raid | lorries | Horses | School | Greenhouses | relationships | slave workers | Organisation Todt | Russians | Buses | radios | collaboration | Trading | bombing raids | shortages | stealing | deportations | dumping | machine guns | escapees

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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