Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 2, Page 60. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post, including messages published in the News from Relatives and Friends (through the Red Cross) column.

Reference: L/C/306/A/2/60

Date: September 1st 1941 - September 10th 1941

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 2, Page 83. Includes photographs of: pier heads at St Helier Harbour; the Harbour Commandant's headquarters, formerly the Pomme D'Or Hotel; the German Red Cross hospital, formerly the Merton Hotel; people queuing outside the soup kitchen located at a Ann Street Brewery Company Limited branch establishment on the corner of Poonah Road; and cars and lorries dumped at La Collette following the removal of required parts.

Reference: L/C/306/A/2/83

Date: 1941 - 1941

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 5, Page 12. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post of: a report by the Forestry Section of the Department of Labour on afforestation in 1942 and 1943; and a notice permitting fishing from 22 March 1943.

Reference: L/C/306/A/5/12

Date: January 25th 1943 - March 15th 1943

Copy of an account of life during the Occupation and internment at Biberach and Wurzach in Germany during the Second World War by Ivy Helen O'Connor, née Goldsmith.

Reference: L/C/310/A/1

Date: 1990 - 1990
Undated, c. 1990.

A Short Story of Life under German Rule by Dorothy Daymond. Published by Battley Brothers Limited, Printers, Clapham Park.

Reference: L/C/328/C/1

Date: 1945 - 2001

Letter to J J Hackett informing him that cheques have been received from the Grand and Pomme D'Or Hotel in settlement of their accounts for expenditure occurred

Reference: L/C/370/B1/6

Date: June 4th 1923 - June 4th 1923

File of research relating to the Miscellaneous Bunker Constructions and Tunnels in Jersey. Contains: map showing the individual location of the Bunkers and Tunnels, specific details on placement of the Bunkers and Tunnels, with additional plans and photographs. Locations include, La Moye, Railway Walk, Bel Royal, Le Fret, St Catherines, Elizabeth Castle, St Peters Valley, Grands Vaux, La Hougue Bie, Plemont, Devil's Hole, Corbiere, Pomme D'Or Hotel, St Brelade's Bay, St Aubins, Mushroom Tunnel, Beaumont, Valley Des Vaux and the German Underground Hospital

Reference: L/C/48/A/7

Date: 1940 - 1945

Photograph of crowds gathered in Liberation Square for the occasion of the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to re-open Liberation Square in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation. Shows Philip Jackson's sculpture Monument to Freedom in the centre on the left, and the Pomme D'Or Hotel and Southampton Hotel in the background.

Reference: L/C/492/B2/4/3

Date: May 9th 1995 - May 9th 1995

Photograph of crowds gathered in Liberation Square for the occasion of the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to re-open Liberation Square in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation. Shows the Pomme D'Or Hotel and Southampton Hotel in the background.

Reference: L/C/492/B2/4/4

Date: May 9th 1995 - May 9th 1995

Menu for the Jersey Ladies' Literary Luncheon Club dinner at Pomme d'Or Hotel and invitations to events

Reference: L/D/118/B2/1

Date: 1958

Photograph Album Number 6. Includes photographs of German fortifications in Jersey, a 1943 Mercedes Fire Fighting Vehicle, the Czechoslovakian 4.7 cm PAK Anti-Tank Gun, WN Le Fret 10.5 cm Coastal Defence Gun, alterations to the Pomme d'Or Hotel, La Corbière Observation Tower Personnel Bunker, Fort Hommet, Guernsey and miscellaneous people and places in Jersey.

Reference: L/D/25/F2/6

Date: 1977 - 1994

9th May 1945. Includes photographs of a German naval pinnace bearing Alexander Coutanche and Major General Wolfe setting out to HMS Beagle in St Aubin's Bay, HMS Beagle and HMS Cosby, the arrival of the British troops, HM Motor Minesweeper, the first Royal Navy ship to enter St Helier Harbour and the moment of liberation when the Union Jack was raised on the Pomme d'Or Hotel.

Reference: L/D/25/F3/6

Date: May 9th 1945 - May 9th 1945

Channel Islands Occupation Society Album 4. Photographs relating to the German Occupation of the Channel Islands which include: German gun emplacements, fortifications and defences in Jersey, German soldiers, hotels, Elizabeth Castle and the Harbour.

Reference: L/D/25/F7/4

Date: 1940 - 1996

Channel Islands Occupation Society Album 5. Photographs relating to the German Occupation of the Channel Islands which include: portraits of German commanders and infantrymen, Hotels in Jersey, a machine gun battalion, soldiers travelling by sea in between Jersey and Guernsey, the German surrender to Allied Forces at the end of the Second World War, German fortifications, defences and guns in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney, restoration work carried out by the CIOS helped by the Territorial Army, and the original German Navy flag from the Pomme d'Or Hotel.

Reference: L/D/25/F7/5

Date: 1937 - 2001

8mm Liberation of Jersey marked Bertram film-Includes film of Hitler, the red cross ship SS Vega in the St Helier Harbour, flags flying outside the National Provincial Bank, flags flying above town, crowds gathering around the harbour, soldiers being carried aloft, people watching the scenes from the Royal Yacht Hotel, aeroplanes flying over the harbour, british soldiers on parade, scenes from the Pomme d'Or Hotel, people sitting on german guns, the view up King Street, army officers at the Weighbridge, soldiers coming off ships, a sign reading 'Our Liberators we thank you', celebrations as the DUKWs came into St Helier, parades through town, a view of the harbour, addressing the crowds in the Royal Square, German POWs being marched to British ships, arrival of the mail boat, soldiers marching through town, the royal visit, Sir Alexander Coutanche meeting the soldiers, windows smashed on a house, departure of coffins of US POWs and soldiers, notice concerning the colorado beetle, digging in fields, parades, sitting on german guns and looking at the searchlights.

Reference: L/D/25/J1/3

Date: 1945-05 - 1945-05

Talk by Herbert de Gruchy, Customs Officer at the St Helier Harbour during the occupation, to the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Subjects mentioned include his experiences in the royal navy before the war, moving back to Jersey and becoming a customs officer, being on duty the night before and the day of the evacuations, seeing the air raid on St Helier, the dropping of leaflets and white flags to be hung for the Germans, the arrival of the Germans, being sent to the Agricultural Department because of the lack of ships landing and his duties there, being called back to the Harbour to take up his post once again, defence around St Helier Harbour, experiences had with the germans whilst loading, unloading and transporting goods, his relationship with German soldiers, a storm and its effects at his home at 18, Coastlands, Greve d'Azette, the arrival of Organisation Todt workers, the attempts by the germans at stealing food, german warship coming in after being attacked and bodies being loaded off, unloading of live cattles and being arrested, taken to the Pomme d'Or and interrogated about stealing a cow, arrest of other workers on the Harbour, infestation of rats, his second arrest for stealing when he was found innocent once again, the assistance he was given to stop stealing, the railway in front of the Harbour Office, improvisation in making sugar beat into syrup, the deportations, anonymous informing letters in the Post Office, after the coming of D-Day there were no more ships and so was sent to check tobacco growing, arrival of the SS Vega, the boats to liberate the island and the first mailboat. Questions about the Russians POW, horses used for transportation, importation of French cattle, boats going to St Malo to help in the evacuation, railways and people that Mr de Gruchy knew. Announcements for the Channel Islands Occupation Society.

Reference: L/D/25/L/22

Questions and answer session between Ted Larbalestier, a town ship pilot and the master of the SS Normand, the supply ship between Granville and the Channel Islands, and the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Answers questions on how he got the job as master, his crew including his first mate Silver Le Riche, how he became a pilot to guide ships into the St Helier Harbour, how much cargo was unloaded, the lay out of St Helier Harbour, when Germans took pilots on, who summoned him if he was wanted, whether he was onboard when a ship was attacked, the normal picking up and dropping off points, the passage through the rocks, lighthouses, memories of a particular barge, German naval ships, paddle steamers, what was used to put the pilots aboard, Captain Richmond-the Harbour Master, going around Gorey to get sand, towing in of barges, buoys in Gorey harbour, varieties of ships, the use of tugs, experiences in piloting, boom across the harbour entrance, cleaning up after liberation, raids in Granville, liberation boats, different tugs, the tug the Duke of Normandy, buoys, going to Pomme d'Or, German Harbour officials, pilots actions in the deportation and Michael Ginns' experience, the docking of cargo ships, pumping of petrol, list of ships with tanker licences, shipwrecks, inspections down the harbour, attacks on the harbour during the occupation, having to tow barges to Granville and once to St Malo with Silver Le Riche when they were mistakenly imprisoned, passes to go around Granville, experiences in Granville, executions of german soldiers, difficulties with mines, where and what was used for cable laying, the outpost at the Minquiers, fishing boats, railways down the harbour, the Chausey Islands and the running of the SS Normand. User copy available.

Reference: L/D/25/L/35

Date: March 22nd 1984 - March 22nd 1984

Interview of Silver Le Riche, St Helier Harbour Pilot 1940-1945, by members of the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Talking about his experience as a pilot bringing boats into St Helier Harbour during the occupation. Subjects covered include the duties that he carried out, his refusal to pilot a boat that was carrying mines and his subsequent questioning at the Pomme d'Or, the boats that used to go out to meet ships, those that piloted during the occupation, how they received orders verbally at the Southampton Hotel, restrictions on movement, presence of german soldiers when they brought the boat in, going to St Malo and being put in prison, the recruitment of the crew of the SS Normand through the Harbour Office, Captain Sowden who skippered the boat, the overloading of ships, shipwrecks, Captain Bennett of the SS Spinel and his death in Guernsey, the biggest ship he brought in, the night the SS Schokland sank, what happened to the SS Robert Muller during the war, Ted Larbalestier, bringing the Lavada (?) in, whether the germans took their advice, how he crashed a damaged ship, the H49, was arrested and put in prison and interrogated for 7 days, reminiscences of german masters down at the harbour, a floating crane, sand runs to Gorey, the size of ships in St Aubin, the bombing of a german ship, air raids, being given german orders by Captain Richmond and going to the Grand Hotel with George Gill, Peter Guiton, Ted Larbalestier and Bob La Cloche, tug trips to Guernsey on the Duke of Normandy, the SS Normand, the position and types of buoys, driving the SS Normand and the captain after Silver Le Riche, passenger services to France, experiences on the SS Diamond, rescuing germans from a shipwreck and number of shipwrecks in the island, Bill Furzer and Captain Richmond's uniform, his fellow pilots, working on Peter Guiton's farm, liberation, the arrival of the SS Vega, they show him photographs of the occupation. He talks about treating with germans after the liberation. They identify the ships in the photos. Asked about aking photographs in Granville, who is alive today who worked at the harbour during the occupation, the most frightening experience during the occupation as a pilot when he had a shot fired at him, restrictions on pilots, buying rations in France, the Duke of Normandy, lights to guide boats into the harbour, a german ship hitting the Dog's Nest, bringing soldiers out of St Malo at the start of the occupation and seeing the loch gates being destroyed, the pilot in Granville, how busy Granville was and if they refused to bring military cargo back to Jersey, his memory of the deportations, the barges collecting sand at Gorey for building works, the arrival of the Russians, attempted rescue of a ship, being sent to the Pomme d'Or for being drunk, his time in prison in St Malo and in the Pomme d'Or for seven days, their uniforms, piloting ships into the harbour at liberation, the SS Vega, when and where the railway stopped and who else to interview.

Reference: L/D/25/L/38

1) Programme entitled 'Summer 1940-Part Three: Occupation June 29th-July 5th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. Talks about the effect the air raid had on the islanders, the fact that the air raid confirmed to the Germans fact that the islands were undefended, the population being in fear of more air raids, Philip Warder, who wroked for the Post Office, waiting for instructions to sever the cable between Jersey and England, the Guernsey Controlling Committee running island and Raymond Falla talking about his experiences, the landing of the Germans in Guernsey on June 30th and met by Ambrose Sherwill, proclamations being put up and anger at Raymond Falla because cows were on the runway at Guernsey Airport, July 1st the Germans invaded Jersey and dropped an ultimatum which was taken to the bailiff, it told that white flags had to put up, the States agreed to comply, an aeroplane landed at the Jersey Airport the next day and sent a message that the island was to be occupied fom 3pm that day when the bailiff, government secretary and attorney general met the Germans, Leslie Sinel went to cinema at The Forum and when he came out Germans were walking on the streets, the Germans soon looked at the essential services, at the Post Office Philip Warder was arrested for no reason and offered resistance for the rest of war by destroying letters sent to the commandant and the Evening Post came under the eyes of the german censor. First impressions of the german soldiers was them buying up of goods from shops. Jack Herbert took germans to the generating station at the airport and had to watch as Germans defused bombs left at the airport, tomato growers realised their income had stopped, the Controlling Committee took the glass houses over to plant other crops, Alderney was taken over and headquarters were established, July 4th a party crossed to Sark and met with Sybil Hathaway showing her respect but brought her list of orders. Captain Gussek was the first commandant and with him Coutanche worked out a proclamation for the local government to continue. Overall the Germans were friendly, morale was high and they believed the islands were a stepping stone to England. 2) A brief account of the German Occupation of Jersey from the BBC Schools Broadcast produced in Jersey by Joe Jackson and Graham Simms. Report on the origins and development of the second world war. July 1st 1940 occupation of Jersey begins. The responsibility for the island was on Sir Alexander Moncrieff Coutanche and the programme shows how he shouldered the burden. He remembers the arrival of the Germans and the affect it had on his position in the islands. Bob Le Sueur remembers the uncertainty and the speech by the bailiff in the Royal Square giving instructions to fly the white flag. Mrs Perkins remembers Germans bombing the harbour and their arrival with the orders received by the islanders. They remember Germans thinking they could get to London very easily, the introduction of a curfew, the surprise at the discipline of the Germans, the scarcity of money and schemes to raise some, the scarcity of food and improvisation with different ingredients. A poem written during the occupation about the scarcity of food is sung. After D-Day food supplies were cut off and after protests from the governments the red cross ship the SS Vega arrived. The liberation came with the arrival of the HMS Beagle and Coutanche got a message to go to the Pomme d'Or Hotel from where he was taken to the ship to witness the surrender. The programme looks at his life before and after the occupation and the award of his knighthood and peerage.

Reference: L/D/25/L/58

Date: November 7th 1974 - July 3rd 1980

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