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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
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.
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.
Date: 1944 - 1946
Diary of F G Woodall (214pp October 1942 - March 1943 with numerous entries in a personal code; photocopy of the transcript of the uncoded entries, 35pp) kept by him while in his forties and living on Jersey, Channel Islands, running his own small shop selling toys and miscellaneous articles during the German occupation, giving useful insights into the conditions on the island, particuarly the appallling situation of Russian forced labour, complaining about obstructive bureaucracy from the local authorities and highlighting: problems of supplies, trading and food, differing attitudes among islanders to the Germans (human sympathy for some), resentment towards opportunist and priveleged islanders (though he himself enjoyed some privileges, living in a flat attached to his brother's hotel), anxieties about deportations to Germany, and his great sense of regret at not leaving the Island before the occupation.
Date: 1942 - 1943
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.
Date: 1940 - 1944
Photocopy of an unpublished memoir by E Pleasant (circa 400pp ts) of his activities during the Second World War, covering his work as a conscientous objector on Jersey at the beginning of the war, the German occupation in the summer of 1940 and his subsequent career as a petty thief with a group of other 'mainlanders', abortive attempts to escape from the Island leading to a sentence of hard labour in occupied France, imprisonment at Dijon from where he escapes and is rearrested, internment in Germany, initially in IIag VIIIZ (Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia) and then in Marlag-Milag Nord (Westertimke) where he joins the British Free Corps in May 1944. The memoir goes on to detail his desertion of the Corps, his bigamous marriage to a German girl, then his help of refugees escaping from the Russian zone of Berlin to the American zone, followed by arrest and imprisonment by the Russians in coalmine labour camps, before being released in the 1950's.
Date: 1940 - 1950
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]
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
Date: 1945 - 1946
Letter written in German from Graf Von Schmettow to Miss Lily Belle White secretary of Samares Manor 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 . He is deeply concerned about the fate of his fellow officers and he writes of being removed from his position and from the Islands and that he hoped his successor would 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 has has no communication with his relations except one daughter who is a refugee in Salzburg where she is allowed to stay but is not welcome. He writes that not knowing the fate of his family is eating away at him [this letter was orginally enclosed in the letter catalogued as A/A12/2] [Includes transcription and translation]
Date: 1945 - 1945
Correspondence and articles relating to explosive materials and bombs, including the disposal of World War II explosives
Date: May 3rd 1871 - March 1st 1979
Papers relating to Island finances and loans including papers relating to the financial settlements after the Occupation
Date: April 4th 1867 - June 6th 1946
Date: July 9th 1935 - December 28th 1939
Date: 1939 - 1940
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
Date: July 14th 1945 - December 2nd 1977
Date: June 21st 1940 - June 28th 1940
Papers including; looted property, purchase of motor vehicles by the German Authorities, Dr Cruikshank's history of the occupation, poem Jewels of the Sea by Henry Kempster concerning the occupation, proceedings of the rehabilitation and disposals board, applications for release from internment, papers relating to war criminals including the testimony of witnesses, Jersey Loyalists' delegation about collaborators, declaration of the end of the war, and correspondence concerning the German records of the Occupation
Date: 1940 - 1978