Copy of proclamation issued following D-Day landings and orders forbidding the use of beaches, warning of air-raids and the suspension of the telephone system. Includes protest at German requisition of all ambulances.

Reference: B/A/W30/143

Date: June 6th 1944 - August 7th 1944

Sound recording of Iris Le Feuvre speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 29/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Feuvre speaks about going to Royal Square on Liberation day, the joy in the air, the Germans leaving, people going to the Underground Hospital, the dances after Liberation, the Russian prisoners, shortages, preparing her wedding trousseau, going to London on her honeymoon and seeing the bombsites, comparing London to Jersey after the war, the Insular Insurance scheme, the foot and mouth disease, televisions, the Royal wedding, the evacuees and their return, the cattles, the vegetables crop, farm work and its mechanisation, working at La Masuriers, being the first woman constable, the political reform and the elections, various shops in town, the home deliveries of various products, the district nurses, the difference in her house between then and now, the increase in tourism, the battle of flowers and the fair, the official visits of the king and queen, of Prince Edward and of field Marshall Montgomery, The Muratti, motorbike racing and various houses and persons on the race track, horse show, cattle show, going to the beaches, cinemas, the West Park Pavilion, the arrival of the street lighting in St Lawrence, the death of the king and the coronation.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/48

Date: November 29th 2004

Newscuttings from the Jersey Evening Post regarding the Occupation and Liberation celebrations including articles about the exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum and the Jersey Museum, D-Day veterrans, the Liberation sculpture and the unveiling of the memorial to the SS Vega

Reference: D/AS/D5/1

Date: 1992 - 1992

Date: March 22nd 1994 - January 31st 1995

Notice relating to the attack on French Soil by the Allied Forces

Reference: D/Z/H5/129

Date: June 6th 1944 - June 6th 1944

Photographic slides taken in France and Jersey. Includes photographs taken during a trip to Normandy, including Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux Cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry, and locations and landmarks relating to the D-Day landings during the Second World War including Arromanches Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Also includes photographs taken in Jersey, including: flora including Ecballium elaterium, or squirting cucumber, and Jersey lilies; Kathleen Le Sueur and Kathleen Hawkins at Jersey Airport; La Rocco Tower in St Ouen's Bay; and Kathleen Le Sueur. [For the photographs taken in Jersey, see L/C/142/C1/A/71/11/21-37].

Reference: L/C/142/C1/A/71/11

Date: September 16th 1971 - October 4th 1971

Letter to 'Marjorie, Daddie, Leon and John' from Dorothy Phyllis Bree, née Heath relating to conditions during the occupation, hearing D-Day taking place, rationing, communal ovens, shortage of bicycles, substitute foods, shoes, entertainments and the family. [This letter was taken out of the Island by an escapee and posted on once they reached England]

Reference: L/C/250/A1/4

Date: October 25th 1944 - January 21st 1945

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 6, Page 12. Includes newscuttings of articles and notices published in the Evening Post, including relating to the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Reference: L/C/306/A/6/12

Date: June 6th 1944 - June 9th 1944

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 6, Page 13. Includes newscuttings of an article published in the Evening Post concerning German counterattacks following the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Reference: L/C/306/A/6/13

Date: June 7th 1944 - June 8th 1944

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 6, Page 14. Includes newscuttings of articles and notices published in the Evening Post, including an article concerning the battle following the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Reference: L/C/306/A/6/14

Date: June 9th 1944 - June 15th 1944

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 6, Page 15. Includes newscuttings of articles and notices published in the Evening Post, including an article concerning German counterattacks following the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Reference: L/C/306/A/6/15

Date: June 2nd 1944 - June 12th 1944

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 6, Page 16. Includes newscuttings of an article published in the Evening Post concerning German counterattacks following the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Reference: L/C/306/A/6/16

Date: June 2nd 1944 - June 12th 1944

Diary letter 'to be delivered as soon as free communication and the censorship permit' to Mr & Mrs E Mourant, Maison de Haut, Longueville, St Saviour from Arthur Mourant, covering the years July 1943 - May 1945, concerning the conference on the future of the Channel Islands at Jesus College, Oxford resulting in the publication 'Nos Iles', work at Chase Farm Hospital and blood research and events after D-Day (Volume IV)

Reference: L/C/31/A/3

Date: July 31st 1943 - June 6th 1945

Various pamphlets, guide books and maps of assorted military museums across Europe. Includes maps, photographs and guide books on the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Maginot Line of the Rhine Memorial, the Royan Pocket of Resistance, the Victory Festival and the Bunkermuseum.

Reference: L/D/25/A/47

Date: 1984 - 1995

Article extracted from 'The Independent' of Monroe County, USA regarding Mike Yeck, an American soldier involved in the Second World War and revisiting the Normandy landing beaches on the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

Reference: L/D/25/A/64

Date: June 16th 1994 - June 16th 1994

Miscellaneous cuttings from the Evening Post and other newspapers and magazines regarding the German Occupation of the Channel Islands including articles on the Forum, the Palace Hotel, personal stories, war crimes, Liberation Day supplement from 1985, 40 year celebration of D-Day, a Chronique de Jersey, articles on the Channel Islands Occupation Society, German mine sweeping gear, the Military Advisor publication, militia, the Post Office, notes on HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne, various weapons used in Jersey and the occupation memoirs of Edward Le Quesne.

Reference: L/D/25/B1/31

Date: July 19th 1942 - May 1st 1995

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

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

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

Recording from the BBC 1 South West TV broadcast entitled 'The Lonely War' with Bruce Parker, a former Guernsey resident, looking back at the occupation of the Channel Islands with people who experienced it. 1) Part 1: Battleships of Iron and Steel. Introduction to the islands, the reason that they were invaded and the realisation that they were defenceless. Subjects discussed include the decision to demilitarise the islands, the dilemma whether to be evacuated or not, the fact that the boat to Sark did not arrive, the evacuation of Alderney and Daphne Pope's decision to stay, the air raid on the harbours and the arrival of the Germans, newspapers printing german orders, the first impression of german soldiers, the situation in Sark as recounted by Dame Sybil Hathaway, restrictions being introduced, Raymond Falla, the President of the Agriculture Department and a member of the Controlling Committee telling of the job of the government in Guernsey, the experience of Frank Falla, a journalist on the Guernsey Star newspaper, resistance in the islands, the relationship with the german soldiers, Jerry Bags, the sending of Hubert Nicolle to Guernsey on an intelligence gathering raid and later raids, the execution of Francois Scornet, escapes from the islands, trying to get supplies, entertainments the confiscation of radios and the secret listening to the BBC and disseminating information, the sinking of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne prompting thousands to go to the funerals, the deportations and the internment camps, the terrible conditions of workers brought in by the Organisation Todt, the arrival of the D-Day and the expected liberation which took a year to actually occur. 2) Part 2: Our Dear Channel Islands. From 1944 the increase of hardship as a result of being cut off from mainland Europe as well as Britain. Subjects discussed include Alderney and the exoeriences of Gordon Prigent, a Jerseyman who had been sent to work on the island and Daphne Pope, who stayed on the island, their relationships with the Germans, the conditions in the Organisation Todt camps in Alderney, the death of Daphne Pope's 2 year old son, Gordon Prigent being caught listening to the BBC, being put in the concentration camp and having to cope with the conditions, a report on HMS Rodney's attack on Alderney, Pope making friends with German soldiers and the question of collaboration, the difficulty of rationing and having to improvise for food and fuel, worsening health of old people as witnessed by Pearl Regan, the running out of medication and the onset of famine and disease, red cross messages, red cross parcels arriving with the SS Vega, Harold Le Druillenec's memories of deportation and liberation at Belsen camp, the celebration of liberation on the islands, an extract of Churchill's speech, a contemporary report by the BBC on the surrender of the German forces, Rex Ferbrache, a Guernseyman, being welcomed home, the disarming of German troops and being shipped out as POWs, investigations into the events in Alderney during the occupation and punishment, collaboration, the royal visit, rehabilitation and the effect occupation had on islanders.

Reference: L/D/25/L/40

Date: June 27th 1980 - July 4th 1980

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