Comments

Sound recording of Ted & Barbara, nee Deloney, Dobson speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 19/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Dobson speak about being a member of force 135, the basic training, traveling and being stationned at different place, landing at Jersey, the ships coming to Jersey with food, the shortage on the island, the sea wall, how he met his wife, helping with the clean up, working with the Germans in Guernsey, his different stations with the army, being demobilised and going back to Jersey, and marrying his wife. Mrs Dobson speaks about the wedding preparations, the clothes and food rationing and coupons, travelling to London for their honeymoon, their first flat, their first house, having no running water, the battle of flowers , washing the clothes during the occupation, cinemas and dances. Mr Dobson speaks about the International Road Race, his job with the Oil compagny, the death of the King and the coronation.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/26

Date

November 19th 2004

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Dobson, Ted
Delaney, Barbara
Dobson, Barbara, nee Delaney
Force 135

Keywords

history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | training | soldiers | Derby | Manchester | Leith | Lockinch | Nottingham | Plymouth | beach landings | Ships | Food | shortages | Sea wall | cleaning | Germans | Guernsey | telephones | Egypt | Greece | Palestine | Prison | Weddings | clothes | Rationing | coupons | London | honeymoons | Houses | Water | Battle of Flowers | washing | cinemas | dances | International Road Race | petrol | royal deaths | Coronation

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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