Seven notebooks containing a diary and related writings of Mr and Mrs G Attenborough, kept by the couple while living on Jersey during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940 - 1945 (with typed transcriptions), providing a meticulous record of events on the Island as seen by them during this period; together with four scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings.

Date: 1940 - 1945

In the archive of the Wheeler family of Tenbury Wells, Herefordshire there is a letter dated 1945 to friends of the Wheelers from "Daisy, Charlie and Pamela" (no surname), recounting thier experiences whilst under German occupation.

Reference: 705:912,BA8442/1

Date: 1945 - 1945

Photocopy of 6 ms Letters written by A Harvey to his son from Jersey, May 1940 to June 1940, giving a brief but vivid account of the evacuation of some of the civilians from the Island and the preparations being made by those remaining to deal with the expected German Invasion; together with a photocopy of a wedding anniversary card made in the internment camp at Biberach, Germany, 1943 and a small collection of photographs and pages from an autograph album relating to his First World War service in the 15th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers.

Reference: 80/8/1

Date: 1940 - 1943

A collection of low level documents relating to P G Warder's service with the Control Commission for Germany (British Element) and the British Army of the Rhine, 1945 - 1960, including his CCG driving license and permit, includes two photographs showing him as a GPO lineman on Jersey during the Second World War, two copies (9pp) of a magazine article on the history of the GPO communications system on the Channel Islands during the Second World War, in which he is mentioned, and a photocopy of the curfew pass issued to him on Jersey by the German authorities, 1944.

Reference: 91/32/1

Date: 1944 - 1946

15 Red Cross messages (19pp ms/ts) mainly sent by Miss P Bisson from Jersey to her brother-in-law's family on the Isle of Wight between October 1940 and November 1944, conveying brief family news; also an Isle of Wight Channel Islands Society membership card for 1943 - 1944.

Reference: 97/40/1

Date: 1940 - 1944

Letter dated 10th October 1945 from Oberregierungsrat Johnannes of Hochstrasse 4, Wiesbaden Bereich writing to Alexander Coutanche Bailiff of Jersey. He asks for letters of recommendation with regard to his conduct as a member of the German military government during the period 1940-1941. He writes that he and his family are now in a disagreeable situation and that he feels that the papers may help. [This letter was sent to Jersey via the F.O/ S/D Doc Unit Ministerial Collecting Centre-Kassel]

Reference: A/A12/1

Date: October 10th 1945 - October 10th 1945

Letter from Graf Von Schmettow to Alexander Coutanche [undated but presumed to have been written in the months following the Liberation of Jersey]. He gives his location as a hospital in the remote Austrial Alps and requests information about the fate of his subordinates and about the fate of the Island. He also writes that Baroness Aufsess and her three infant children are also living in the same place and that the Baroness also wishes to be remembered. He is deeply concerned about the fate of Barons Helldorf and Aufsess, and he writes of the bitterness of being removed from his position and from the Islands and that he earnestly entreated his successor to carry on in the same spirit and method that he had followed. He worries that discipline and decent behaviour have been maintained to the end... . He hopes that the restrictions imposed by the war will soon be lifed and that the Island can return to its normal peacful course. He has no communication with his relations residing in the Russian occupied regions. He knows of one daughter who is a refugee in Salzburg and she will try to get the letter through via the Red Cross or the British Liason Officer in Salzburg. He askes for an enclosed letter to be forwarded to Miss White of Samares Manor [catalogued as A/A12/3]. He ends with greetings to the Attorney General Mr Aubin and warmest wishes for the future of the entire population of the Channel Islands. The reverse of the envelope is annoted Rudolf Graf Schmettow and the address of Hospital 907

Reference: A/A12/2

Date: 1945 - 1946

Correspondence and articles relating to explosive materials and bombs, including the disposal of World War II explosives

Reference: A/D1/B10

Date: May 3rd 1871 - March 1st 1979

Papers relating to Island finances and loans including papers relating to the financial settlements after the Occupation

Reference: A/D1/F2

Date: April 4th 1867 - June 6th 1946

Passports for those travelling to or through Occupied Territory [Indexed - index includes references to earlier papers]

Reference: A/E/8/16

Date: December 5th 1921 - March 20th 1925

Air Raid Precautions correspondence and papers, including circulars from the Home Office

Reference: A/F/1

Date: July 9th 1935 - December 28th 1939

Indexed copies of Orders made under the Defence (Jersey) Regulations

Reference: A/F/10

Date: 1939 - 1940

Copies of Acts of the Royal Court in response to German Orders and war arrangements [Indexed]

Reference: A/F/2

Date: July 1st 1940 - November 11th 1947

Papers including; map of German defences, correspondence with Guernsey relating to call up notices, correspondence relating to claims for war damage and requisitioned property - Channel Islands Rehabilitation Scheme, looting of gold, correspondence concerning the German use of slaves, and the disposal of German buildings including the Underground Hospital

Reference: A/F/3

Date: July 14th 1945 - December 2nd 1977

Account of the demilitarisation of the Channel Islands and the bombing of St Helier

Reference: A/F/4

Date: June 21st 1940 - June 28th 1940

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