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, Archive Book No.7

Reference: CIO/G/4

Date: 1993

German Tunnels in the Channel Islands, Archive Book No.7

Reference: CIO/G/4a

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

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