German Fortifications in Jersey

Reference: CIO/G/1

Date: 1975

Jersey Occupied - The German Armed Forces in Jersey 1940 - 1945

Reference: CIO/G/2

Date: 2009

The Organisation Todt and the Fortress Engineers in the Channel Islands

Reference: CIO/G/3

Date: 1994

German Tunnels in the Channel Islands

Reference: CIO/G/4a & CIO/G/4b

Date: 1993

A Guide to Alderney's German Fortifications

Reference: CIO/G/5

Date: 1981

The Organisation Todt and the Fortress Engineers in the Channel Islands

Reference: CIOS/G/1

Date: 1994

Occupation Camera - Archives Book 6

Reference: CIOS/G/2a & CIOS/G/2b

Verstarkung der Kanalinseln [Reinforcing the Channel Islands] - Archives Book 3

Reference: CIOS/G/4

Date: 1981

Images of Michael Ginns of the Channel Island Occupation Society leading a group on a tour around the German bunker at Noirmont.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/2/4217

Date: June 15th 1977 - June 15th 1977

Photographer: Glenn Rankine

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1977/4217.

Images of the German bunker at Noirmont being opened to the public for the first time. Michael Ginns of the Channel Island Occupation Society is featured in images A to C (third from right), and image F (right).

Reference: L/A/75/A3/2/4301

Date: June 23rd 1977 - June 23rd 1977

Photographer: Ron Mayne

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1977/4301.

Photographs from envelope labelled "Photos from German “Green Book”, addressed to Advocate J Coutanche, Clos des Tours, St Aubin. Includes a letter dated November 1980 to ‘Dear John’ from Michael Ginns of the Channel Islands Occupation Society thanking him for the loan of the photographs. Subjects of photgraphs include: Grounds of Morville House, St Ouen; Observation Post M10, La Moye; Einsatzstellung Ouen’s Bucht, now the Watersplash, St Ouen’s Bay (in the pre-war years the property was known as “Hi-de-Ho”); Machine gun post at Plemont; Bel Royal; St Aubin’s Harbour; Soldatenheim at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel; Casualty Clearing Station ‘Heidelberg’, off Route Orange, St Brelade (since rebuilt); Grounds of Noirmont Manor; infantry gun at Strongpoint Doktorhaus, Mont Matthieu, St Ouen; Quarters for Resistance Point “La Perelle II” above Archirondel; Resistance Point La Perelle I near St Catherine; a German soldier feeding chickens. For complete copies of the German "Green Books", see the Channel Islands Occupation Society collection, L/D/25/F1/1 and L/D/25/F2/2.

Reference: L/C/200/C1/3

Date: 1941 - 1945

An article in three parts by Michael Ginns enlarged to poster size for a display at the German Underground Hospital entitled 'Do they Ever Come Back?' concerning the return of German soldiers to the Channel Islands after the Occupation. Part 1, first published in 1983 in the Channel Islands Occupation Society Review, regards the case of Curt Wolperding, Part 2, first published in the Channel Islands Occupation Society Review in 1998, deals with Georg Brefka and Part 3, first published in the Channel Islands Occupation Society Review in 1991, concerns Siegfried Köhler.

Reference: L/D/25/A/26

Date: 1983 - 1998

A military geology article entitled 'Fortification of island terrain: Second World War German military engineering on the Channel Islands, a classic area of British geology' by Edward P F Rose, Michael Ginns, and John T Renouf

Reference: L/D/25/A/46

Date: 1999 - 1999

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

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