Images of a meeting at St John's Parish Hall to elect a new Procureur du Bien Public. The three candidates were Mr John Petty (centre), Mr Basil Le Brun and Mr Len Holmes [in images H to J]. Mr Petty was the winner with a total of 143 of the 336 votes cast [from JEP 08/01/1982 p 11].

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/37

Date: January 7th 1982 - January 7th 1982

Photographer: Glen Rankine

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/37.

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

Frank Keiller talking to Chris Stone on Radio Jersey about his experience during the occupation. Talks about the first trouble that he got in having tried to find some petrol for an escape attempt, punching a couple of german solders whilst the deportations were taking place and running away, being tracked down, arrested, interrogated and beaten over the incident and then being interrogated again at Silvertide, Havre des Pas and courtmartialled although only given probation on account of his age, helping beat of collaborator with Basil Le Brun but escaped being arrested, being warned that he was being watched, forming a group after D-Day aiming to help went the liberation took place, trying to take information on fortifications to the allies when escaping and the consequent failure of the attempt, taken to be interrogated and then to prison, how he felt at the time, resistance, conditions in prison, being court martialled and worrying about charges of espionage, describes escape from prison with friends, hiding out for the rest of the occupation with different residents, other escape plans, talks about acts of resistance and collaboration, feelings about time, his talk to the Channel Islands Occupation Society and the importance of personal stories during the occupation, his lowest point during the occupation, reasons for his resistance and how the occupation should be remembered.

Reference: L/D/25/L/31

Date: January 1st 1999 - January 1st 1999

Occupation-BBC Radio Jersey tape. The story of the occupation of Jersey during World War 2 told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. 1) Part 13: The Todt Organisation and their Russian Slave Labourers. Eye witnesses talking about the background of the Organisation Todt, the arrival of the Russians on the island, the condition they were in, the brutality of their overseers, begging and stealing food, concentration camps, the Jersey Communist Party and other people giving shelter, food, clothes, false papers and english lessons with Mrs Metcalfe to escaped prisoners, the story of Louisa Gould, Harold Le Druillenec and Feodor Burrij and the experience of other residents who harboured escapees. 2) Part 14: Entertainment. Eye witnesses talking about the difficulties of the first show during the occupation put on by the Jersey Amateur Dramatics Club, cinemas and the films that were shown, variety entertainment at the Opera House, West's Cinema and out in the parishes, finding musicians, public dances, the Amateur Variety Band, the Green Room Club productions including pantomimes, easter productions and shows, improvisations with costumes and scenery and censorship of the shows. 3) Part 15: We Are At War. Eye witness accounts of feelings of isolation, seeing and hearing British and German aeroplanes, feeling and seeing bombing raids on the coast of France, leaflet raids, members of the royal air force being taken as prisoners of war, commando raid on Egypt, sabotage, the v sign campaign, resistance and reprisals, youth groups against the Germans, the British Patriots group and Norman Le Brocq and Leslie Huelin working with the Free Germany Movement represented by Paul Muelbach calling for a mutiny in the garrison. 4) 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. 5) Part 17: D-Day and the Last Terrible Year. Eye witnesses talking about the realisation that D-Day was taking place, aeroplanes going over the island, lack of fuel and food supplies, health in island worsening, Red Cross parcels, the arrival and unloading of the SS Vega, starvation of German soldiers and waiting for liberation. 6) Part 18: Liberation. Eye witnesses including the bailiff talking about the change in the high command of the german administration and listening to Winston Churchill's speech, release of political prisoners, celebrations, surrender of Germans and arrival of royal navy officers. See R/06/4.

Reference: L/D/25/L/44

Original manuscript of Lest We Forget: Escapes and Attempted Escapes from Jersey during the German Occupation 1940 - 1945 by Roy Thomas.

Reference: L/F/341/A/1

Date: 1992 - 1992

Draft manuscript of Lest We Forget: Escapes and Attempted Escapes from Jersey during the German Occupation 1940 - 1945 by Roy Thomas.

Reference: L/F/341/A/2

Date: 1992 - 1992

VHS tape: 1) Filmed by Basil Le Brun in 8mm colour. Film shows Boats. Basil Le Brun was a keen yachtsman and often sailed between Jersey and France. After D-Day in 1944, he had escaped from Jersey with Roger Rouille in a small wooden boat and reached the coast of Normandy. Scenes include: Merton Hotel, Jersey Swimming Club event, Men at sea in yachts Yacht race, St Aubin's Bay. This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/93

Date: 1950 - 1959

Interview with an unidentified man [probably Basil Le Brun - see item Q/05/A/79] regarding escaping to France during the German Occupation. Includes: why he wanted to escape - aged 21, feelings of frustration and claustrophobia; France was occupied by the American forces by that time, this presented the opportunity to escape; was farming for a living; mentions condtions in the island - people in the towns worse off than those on the farms; didn't have much contact with the Germans; most German troops 'humble', soldiers following orders; living with the curfew - had a girlfriend at St Saviours, used to come back late; preparations took two weeks; escaped with a frenchman named Roger [Roger Rouille?]; stole an 8 foot dinghy stored on the on New North Quay - got false papers as a French worker, went to pick boat up to be repaired, took it to Mr Le Sueur's store at Commercial Buildings and bribed a lorry driver to take it to a hut near la Rocque; some friends got 2 canoes and also tried to escape - they failed and were captured; left at highwater; no idea where they were going - just went east; were met on beach by armed frenchmen who initially thought he was a German; taken to a house and fed; they then rowed down the coast 5 miles to the American headquarters; taken to Granville - Roger was turned over to the Gendarmerie, the narrator to the Royal Naval headquarters; questioned by officers and put under close arrest; then taken to Bayeux by Royal Marines; had never seen any war machines before - felt like a different world; scenes of destruction very upsetting; went through St Lo; handed over to military police and put on parole; was used as French interpreter by the military police and spent 8 days picking up deserters; was then taken to Southampton and interrogated again - under suspicion of being a spy/plant; went to Oxford to meet his cousin and uncle; met a lot of naval.army intelligence officers who were stationed at the university; went to the War Office, then Plymouth to discuss the posssibility of allied invasion of Jersey; joined the navy and ended up in the Pacific - was in Okinawa at end of war; the narrator was only in France 2 weeks but it made a great impression on him after having been in occupied Jersey for 4 years; the narrator ultimately feels that the occupation was a positive and educational experience for him; teenagers still managed to enjoy themselves; feels that the occupation brought out the initiative in people; they talked more and were less selfish than today; occupation years some of his happiest; if you kept to yourself the Germans were no trouble. Duration 32 minutes. Terrible sound quality, background hum all through. Recorded by Sue Scott Cole circa 1973, cassette copies made by the Jersey Heritage Trust in 1993.

Reference: R/03/D/4

Date: 1941 - 1945

Occupation-BBC Radio Jersey tape. The story of the occupation of Jersey during World War 2 told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. 1) Part 13: The Todt Organisation and their Russian Slave Labourers. Eye witnesses talking about the background of the Organisation Todt, the arrival of the Russians on the island, the condition they were in, the brutality of their overseers, begging and stealing food, concentration camps, the Jersey Communist Party and other people giving shelter, food, clothes, false papers and english lessons with Mrs Metcalfe to escaped prisoners, the story of Louisa Gould, Harold Le Druillenec and Feodor Burrij and the experience of other residents who harboured escapees. 2) Part 14: Entertainment. Eye witnesses talking about the difficulties of the first show during the occupation put on by the Jersey Amateur Dramatics Club, cinemas and the films that were shown, variety entertainment at the Opera House, West's Cinema and out in the parishes, finding musicians, public dances, the Amateur Variety Band, the Green Room Club productions including pantomimes, easter productions and shows, improvisations with costumes and scenery and censorship of the shows. 3) Part 15: We Are At War. Eye witness accounts of feelings of isolation, seeing and hearing British and German aeroplanes, feeling and seeing bombing raids on the coast of France, leaflet raids, members of the royal air force being taken as prisoners of war, commando raid on Egypt, sabotage, the v sign campaign, resistance and reprisals, youth groups against the Germans, the British Patriots group and Norman Le Brocq and Leslie Huelin working with the Free Germany Movement represented by Paul Muelbach calling for a mutiny in the garrison. 4) 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. 5) Part 17: D-Day and the Last Terrible Year. Eye witnesses talking about the realisation that D-Day was taking place, aeroplanes going over the island, lack of fuel and food supplies, health in island worsening, Red Cross parcels, the arrival and unloading of the SS Vega, starvation of German soldiers and waiting for liberation. 6) Part 18: Liberation. Eye witnesses including the bailiff talking about the change in the high command of the german administration and listening to Winston Churchill's speech, release of political prisoners, celebrations, surrender of Germans and arrival of royal navy officers.

Reference: R/06/4

BBC Radio Jersey-Occupation Tapes. Told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. Part 16: Escapes. 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. See R/06/4.

Reference: R/07/F1/16

Date: July 29th 1990 - July 29th 1990

Jersey Evening Post Newspaper Obituary : Gerald Palmer - A celebrated artist with a wealth of talent

Reference: US/1555

Date: December 28th 2017

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