[Copy from the National Archive - Not to be reproduced.] British government documents related to the investigation of the deportations of British subjects from the Channel Islands in September 1942, and the prosecution of the responsible German officers for War Crimes. This was lodged with the United Nations War Crimes Commission as case UK G/B 19. The file includes a statement of charges against Colonel Knackfuss and unnamed other German officers, and letters from island deportees used in evidence.. The file also includes: Affidavit of Charles Roche, of Jersey Affidavit of Lt. Colonel Frederick Brousson, RA, retd., of Guernsey, [National Archive - reference TS 26/197]

Reference: L/F/437/A9/1

Date: April 21st 1944 - May 31st 1945

[Copy from the National Archive - Not to be reproduced.] British government documents related to the investigation of the reductiuons in food forced on the island population by Colonel Knackfuss and his unnamed superior in May-August 1943, in reprisal for Allied sinkings of German shipping. This was lodged with the United Nations War Crimes Commission, as case UK G/B 254. The file includes a reference to the affidavit made by Alexander Coutanche on the subject of the German reduction in civilian rations (see L/F/437/A4/2). [National Archive - reference TS 26/431]

Reference: L/F/437/A9/2

Date: October 11th 1945 - October 11th 1945

[Copy from the National Archive - Not to be reproduced.] British government documents related to the investigation of the torture of Sergeant Alfred William Howlett of the Guernsey States Island Police Force, and his wife Annie Howlett, by Sgt. Major Osser of the German Armed Forces in March 1942. This was lodged with the United Nations War Crimes Commission as case UK G/B 175 Howlett was accused of stealing German stores and burying them in his garden. After the interrogation (and torture), he confessed, and was sentenced to two years imprisonment which he served in Karlsruhe, Bernau, Lansberg, Stutttgart and Munich. He returned to Guernsey in January 1944 after Colonel Knackfuss had remitted three months of his sentence. He was also sentenced to nine months imprisonment by the Guernsey Sates Civil Court. The file includes a statement of charges against Colonel Knackfuss and unnamed other German officers, and letters from island deportees used in evidence.. The file also includes an affidavit by Sergeant Alfred William Howlett against the accused German soldier. [National Archive - reference TS 26/353]

Reference: L/F/437/A9/3

Date: July 16th 1945 - July 16th 1945

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