Transparent index map of Jersey marked with compass grids with 14 1:500 maps of the grid sections highlighted on the index map, States of Jersey edition 1966. Used by the Channel Islands Occupation Society when identifying the sites of German defensive structures in Jersey, 1986.

Reference: L/D/25/G/28

Date: 1966 - 1966

German map of Jersey 1:25,000 dated October 1942. The map had been used by the Liberation Troops, Royal Engineers, who have added the location of Anti-Air Landing Obstacles erected by the German forces in the island. The island has been divided into three areas and details of the platoons responsible for clearance in each of these has been added. Each field of Obstacles on the map has been given a number and the field boundary is colour coded to highlght the extent of clearance carried out. Drawing No R.E.3, B Snook L/Cpl R.E.

Reference: L/D/25/G/32

Date: May 23rd 1945 - May 23rd 1945

Plans and Drawings

Reference: L/D/25/H

Film Archive

Reference: L/D/25/J

Original Film

Reference: L/D/25/J1

16mm colour reel made by the Channel Islands Occupation Society in 1971 as they were being given charge of certain bunkers by the Public Works Committee and entitled 'Jersey Today 1971-26 Years Later'. Includes footage of a reservoir, german fortifications and bunkers at Fliquet, Rue Laurens, St Catherine and Gorey, shots of St Helier Harbour, a parade of cars, a bunker in disrepair, fortifications at Portelet House, a fort on a cliff and disgarded guns at the bottom of a cliff, shots of St Brelade's Beach and sea wall, fortifications at Corniere, Route du Sud, Route de l'Étacq and Grande Route des Mielles, the St Peter's Bunker Museum, a bridge at Val de la Mare, fortifications at Mont Matthieu, guns at the bottom of a cliff, the German Underground Hospital, emplacement overlooking St Ouen's Bay, a house on the Rue du Nord, a telegraph pole, a CIOS excursion to a memorial for François Scornet, St Ouen's Church, meeting in Gorey Car Park, a ship called Echo and a yacht sailing, an island of gun sites [Cezembre?], a parade in St Malo and looking around the town and leaving St Malo on the boat

Reference: L/D/25/J1/7

Date: 1971 - 1971

VHS Masters

Reference: L/D/25/J2

Channel Islands Occupation Society Tape 1- 1) Scars on the Landscape-a Michael Ginns production concerning the fortifications left by the Germans after the occupation in Jersey and the need to preserve them. Includes an introduction to the island, their tactical position and the fortifications used up until the Napoleonic Wars, takes a tour around the island putting german fortifications and defence positions in comparison to the way they like in 1984, studies the fortifications and the interest that they arouse when placed in context, looks at the dumping of weapons and destroying of fortifications at the close of the occupation, the realisation of islanders that certain items that were being destroyed were irreplaceable, the Channel Islands Occupation Society being set up and put in charge of a number of bunkers to preserve them in the proper manner and the fact that German fortifications and defences form a part of Jersey's history-26 minutes 2) The German Occupation Railways of Jersey-1941-1946-a Michael Ginns and David Bishop production concerning the railways built in Jersey during the German Occupation. Includes an introduction to the history of railways in the island and their replacement by the bus systems, the building of forts by the Organisation Todt and the need to transport large quantities of concrete around the island quickly, the construction of railways and their routes around the island, evidence of the railways today, the reopening of quarries and the need to extend the railways to reach them, the trains and wagons that were used in the island during the occupation and a picture of the last full size steam locomotive running in Jersey-26 minutes.

Reference: L/D/25/J2/1

Date: 1984 - 1984

Channel Islands Occupation Society Tape 2 1) Summer of 1945-a Michael and Margaret Ginns production concerning the liberation of Jersey in the summer of 1945. Includes an introduction to the occupation of Jersey and the restrictions placed upon Channel Islanders by the Germans, the occurrence of D-Day but surrender not occurring in Jersey, the lack of supplies and fuel as a result of being cut off and the rescue of the islanders by the supplies of the SS Vega, news being gained from the crystal radio sets, listening to Churchill's speech in the Royal Square, the meeting of the German officers on the HMS Beagle and the signing of the surrender of the island, liberation forces coming onto the island and the celebrations that took place as a result, German prisoners of war being put to work to clear the devastation that had been left, parades of the British army, the thanksgiving service on the 17th May 1945 and the Royal visit on June 7th, removal and dumping of ammunition and islanders visit the previously off limits fortifications, the island returning to pre war state with the return of the mail boat and deportees and evacuees coming back to the island, finally clearing finishing in 1946 and celebrations to mark the one year anniversary of liberation-22 mins 30 secs. 2) Interned-a study of the deportations of Channel Islanders to internment camps in Southern Germany. Includes the reason islanders were deported, the serving of deportation orders, an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of its occurrence with many paintings of interest being put on show, details of where the camps, Biberach, Laufen and Wurzach, were located, the make up of the camps, Harold Hepburn and other painters who took deportation as a chance to paint, single men being separated and taken to Laufen, different artists in the camps and examples of work done by Harold Hepburn, Henry Barnett, Sidney Dolby, Irene Grubb, and Joan Salmon, sport that took place in the camps, education, health in the camps, deaths and births of Channel Islanders in the camps, food and the assistance offered by the Red Cross, life continuing as normally as possible with celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries, liberation of the camps, freedom to move into the village and surrounding village and meet German people who had helped them, return to England and the Channel Islands, children adjusting to life without restrictions and the setting up of the Jersey Ex-Internee Association to promote greater understanding between people from Jersey and Wurzach-23 mins.

Reference: L/D/25/J2/2

Date: 1984 - 1984

Channel Islands Occupation Society visit to Guernsey and Alderney including visits to local occupation fortifications and the German Occupation Museum

Reference: L/D/25/J2/3

Date: 1995 - 1995

Report on a helicopter visiting Jersey and different organisations that used it to take aerial photographs of the island including the Channel Islands Occupation Society and the video taken from the helicopter by the Channel Islands Occupation Society of Jersey views including various fortifications, coastlines and fields.

Reference: L/D/25/J2/6

Date: February 20th 1995 - February 20th 1995

Sound Archive

Reference: L/D/25/L

Mr E J (Jack) de Ste Croix talks about life at the Jersey Electricity Company during the Occupation to the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Introduction by the President of the CIOS. Tribute paid to F M Burrell for having guided the JEC throughout the occupation. Talks about the contact with German forces, difficulty in supplying electricity-cessation of service for public between Jan 25th-May 8th 1945, his first experience of working for Germans rewiring at Idaho, Five Mile Road, which had been commandeered by the military, the storm on 13th November 1940 causing severe damage to property across the island and necessitating work by the JEC, details of the German authorities in charge of the JEC, refusal of work for reasons laid down in the Hague Convention on the grounds that it would be aiding the Germans in the war effort and different reactions by the German officers. He discusses the farm wiring scheme in the late Summer of 1941, the contact with a Russian Organisation Todt worker, the use of derelict houses for extra supplies. He lists different places that he worked. Talks of manning companies emergency service which required staying after curfew. Run by Sydney Herbert Shortland who was stopped one night and beaten as due to a speech impediment he could not explain the reasons for breaking the curfew. Talks of entertainments run by the JEC keeping morale up during the occupation, sadnesswhen members of the company were killed. Early December 1944 became clear electricity supply coming to an end-occupation authorities decreed that the JEC would run power in Queen's Road for German consumption only-refusal by the JEC who withdrew their labour, leading to negotiations over final outcome-eventually run by Germans. Talks of 8th May when Queen's Road Power Station was handed back to JEC. Comments made by the President of the CIOS who also worked at the JEC about the confiscation of his curfew pass, taking of radio spares from a store, employees of the company making crystal for the radio sets, collecting of sea water. Questions about the rationing of electricity in certain districts, acts of sabotage on German parts, laying of mains, the power stations, Sydney Shortland, electricity meters in German bunkers, the emergency service, transportation of diesel from the Harbour to Queen's Road, electricity to Wests, the Forum and the Opera House, supply and type of cable used, the use of German engineer in a job requiring a n expert, St Peter's Valley Power Station, use of the meters and the finance of the JEC.

Reference: L/D/25/L/10

Date: March 9th 1988 - March 9th 1988

1) Occupation Part 16: Escapes produced by Beth Lloyd made up of interviews of local people who were in Jersey during the Occupation. Subjects discussed include the escape of Denis Vibert to England in September 1941, tales of different escapes to France by islanders recounted by Eddie Le Corre, Basil Le Brun, Peter Crill, John Floyd, Roy Mourant and their subsequent experiences of interrogations by the Home Forces and arrival in England. 2) Half of the interview with Captain Ed Clarke, an American prisoner of war, talking about his escape with George Haas from the prisoner of war camp in Jersey helped to hide by Bill Bertram and sailing to France 3) Notice about the CIOS Review new issue that celebrates the 40th anniversary of liberation and an interview with Michael Ginns about his article on Operation Nestegg and investigations that took place after liberation 4) Occupation Part 9: From Finance to Farming the Island Keeps Going produced by Beth Lloyd made up of interviews of local people who were in Jersey during the Occupation. Subjects discussed include the occupation currency, depletion of stocks in shops, rationing being introduced, black market and bartering used, farmers being ordered what to grow, the harvest 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-charcoal used, crops that were grown, giving food to others 5) Part 17: D-Day and the Last Terrible Year produced by Beth Lloyd made up of interviews of local people who were in Jersey during the Occupation. Subjects discussed includes the realisation in Channel Islands that D-Day was taking place, aeroplanes going over the island, lack of fuel and food supplies, health in island worsening, Red Cross parcels and the arrival and unloading of the SS Vega, starvation of German soldiers and waiting for liberation.

Reference: L/D/25/L/15

Date: 1985 - 1985

Raymond Falla OBE, the last surviving member of the States of Guernsey and a key member of the Controlling Commmittee, talking to the Channel Islands Occupation Society at St Clement's Parish Hall. Introduction by the President of the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Talks about preparations before the occupation, forming the Controlling Committee, being put in charge of charge of Agriculture and Horticulture, problems of glasshouses and inability to export tomato and flower crops to England, States taking over the glass houses, evacuating cattle from Alderney, changes in cropping plans and the lack of seeds in the island, request for a Purchasing Commission in France agreed by Germans, Jean Louis Jouault representing Jersey in France, arriving in Granville and setting up base, going around France purchasing items that were short in the Channel Islands and the difficulties involved, their experience in journeying around the country and the purchases they were involved in, difficulties with transportation and loading of goods, sharing of cargo between Jersey and Guernsey, having to pay everything in cash to pay everything in marks, anti-British propaganda seen in France, conditions in France, slaughtering of cattle in Granville described, thieving, tribute to Jean Louis Jouault and others that worked in Granville, recounts humorous experiences and stories from his time in France, run ins with the Germans, morale boosting buying of cosmetics for the ladies, making of soap for the Islands, working in slaughterhouse, what they did with their recreation time and visits to Jersey. Questions on whether Mr Falla kept a diary during the Occupation, trouble in getting petrol in France, what was put in glasshouses after tomatoes removed, Purchasing Commission after D-Day, the situation in Alderney, finance for purchasing, evacuation from Guernsey, distribution of food when in Guernsey, relationship with German soldiers, stealing of food by Germans, a television series Mr Falla involved in concerning the occupation, security in France and the French underground movement.

Reference: L/D/25/L/17

Date: March 30th 1978 - March 30th 1978

Talk given by Michael Ginns to the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Guernsey) on Life at Wurzach Internment Camp 1942-1945. Introducation by the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Guernsey) President. Talk includes story behind why people deported, notice in the Evening Post, sorting of affairs, transportation to St Helier Harbour, treatment by Germans, ships used, how not everbody could fit on the boat, demonstrations on Mount Bingham, the journey and arrival at St Malo, train journey from St Malo to Biberach, conditions at Biberach, the splitting of single men over 16 going to Laufen and married couples with children and without went to Wurzach, journey to Wurzach and the condition that they found the building in, allocation of rooms, parades, the care of the camp passing from the military to the German police, rationing, red cross parcels every week from Christmas 1942 until February 1945, comparison with conditions in Chanel Islands, entertainments in camp, walks, lack of escapes because of presence of women and cildren, bartering with local civilians, relationships with guards, doctors, the increase of air raids, jobs in the camps, visits from the Protecting Powers, rumours of repatriation, post, births, deaths and health in the camp, the keeping together of families, his repatriation to Britain in April and the journey involved, the continued life of people in the camps and liberation, education for school children and the conditions that he thought were relatively good for a teenager in comparison to other occurrences during the second world war. Questions about number of Guernsey people at Wurzach, conditions at Wurzach, medical people at Wurzach, women guards, education at Wurzach, morale of internees, returning to Wurzach. Explanations of items that he took to the talk and showed to the audience.

Reference: L/D/25/L/18

Date: March 4th 1977 - March 4th 1977

1) 'Talkback' on Radio Jersey about how the States are planning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the liberation represented by Liberation Anniversary Committee Vice-President Don Filleul, Deputy Enid Quenault and Senator John Ellis. Subjects covered include why and how the 40th anniversary of the liberation is being celebrated, the thanksgiving ceremony to take place at Howard Davis Park, the build up to the celebrations, parades that may take place, people from the armed forces coming to celebrate, the aims of the celebrations, the attempt to get local people involved, reenactments to take place, soundbites from people on the street asking how they think the 40th anniversary of the Liberation should be celebrated, the hopes of the committee that members of the liberating forces would be able to attend, the danger of stirring up anti-German feeling, some suggestions for events and what they hope the celebrations can achieve. 2) Half of interview with Michael Ginns, President of the Channel Islands Occupation Society, by Beth Lloyd on 'Personal View' talking about his life with musical interludes. Starts mid way through talking about life at internment camp and subjects covered include walking outside of the camp, repatriation, liberation, his schooling after liberation, joining the army and his experiences at the time of the Korean War working with tanks, working at the Post Office since leaving the army, his hobbies-interest in transport service and the camera club and his work with the Channel Islands Occupation Society.

Reference: L/D/25/L/20

Date: July 31st 1983 - July 31st 1983

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