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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
Photocopy of an unpublished memoir by E Pleasant (circa 400pp ts) of his activities during the Second World War, covering his work as a conscientous objector on Jersey at the beginning of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
Papers relating to the Burials Bill and cemeteries includes an article from the Jersey Evening Post relating to a human skeleton found on the site of the Old Russian Cemetery at Grouville
Date: October 4th 1888 - March 2nd 1987
Correspondence relating to Second World War dead including the names of Russian dead, plan of strangers cemetery, German war graves, naval ratings in Howard Davis Park Cemetery, deportees graves, and Guernsey war dead
Date: June 13th 1944 - December 11th 1961
Reference: AO 1/488/69
Papers relating to the Soviet presentation of medals to those who helped Russian prisoners during the war, includes; list of recipients, timetables for visit, and translation of article in the 'Pravda'
Date: September 14th 1965 - April 29th 1966
Date: September 21st 1940 - January 15th 1941
Date: September 3rd 1943 - September 9th 1943
Date: November 28th 1943 - December 7th 1943
Date: August 15th 1944 - August 16th 1944
Date: September 21st 1942 - September 21st 1942
Papers relating to the burial of German troops in Jersey, includes; Request that all bodies of German soldiers washed up on the beaches be reported to the German authorities. Location of German War Graves in Jersey - strip of land to be set aside in St Brelade's Cemetery for German burials. Payment for upkeep of graves. Requisitioning of part of the Rectory Garden at St Brelade. Plan of grave stones at St Brelade's Church before removal by German order. Correspondence re. the responsibility for the upkeep of the graves after the war. Exhumation of German War Graves for re-burial in the Military Cemetery, Mont de Huisnes, Manche, France. List of names and details of all burials of German responsibililty, including German forces and foreign workers eg. from the Organisation Todt, and lists of bodies to be exhumed
Date: October 18th 1940 - July 5th 1972
Date: August 4th 1941 - August 4th 1941
Correspondence regarding travel arrangements for Feodor Polycarpovitch Burriy 'Bill' (Russian prisoner in Jersey during the Occupation), Professor Tarasenko and representatives from Tomsk TV to attend the liberation celebrations
Date: May 21st 1985 - April 23rd 1995
Sound recording of Ron Buesnel speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 23/05/2005 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Buesnel speaks about the first days of the Occupation, seeing a plane for the first time, seeing the German soldiers, the restriction on farming produce, the raids on the farms for produce, the Germans taking some machine like the lorries, his time at the Grouville school, at the beginning and the end of the Occupation, the greenhouses, the relationships with the Germans, the slave workers, the Organisation Todt, the Russian camps, the buses, radios, collaborations, trading, the bombing before the liberations, food and ressources shortage, stealing, the deportations, stealing from empty houses, the arrival of the 'Tommies', the dumping of German equipment, people trying to escape the island and girls going out with Germans.
Date: May 23rd 2005
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.
Date: November 29th 2004
Sound recording of Evelyn Wells, née Griffin, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 07/02/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Wells speaks about life during the occupation, the german soldiers, the russian prisonners, her father unloading the Vega, her mother working at the hospital and as district nurse during the was, the fortifications in St Aubin, sabotaging and the germans equipment, the soup kitchen at St Aubin, the cleaning up after liberation, her sister wanting to escape the island, the food shortages, the rationing after liberation for a time, the slow changes and the new shops in St Aubins, her involvement in the Girl Guides, going to Royal Square on Liberation day, the visit of the King and Queen, her time at St Brelade's Central school during the occupation, working as a nanny, moving to England, meeting her husband and coming back to Jersey, working for Vivian Vivert, the traffic and life in St Helier, the tourist season, the cinemas, the battle of flower and the St Aubins fete, the International Road Race, the new St Aubins Parish Hall, the potatoes and tomatoes vans lining up at the weighbridge, the end of the construction of the catholic church in St Aubin, the death of the king and watching the coronation on television.
Date: February 7th 2005
Registration Card of Jewgenia Anitschenkowa, of Melbourne House, St John, born 28/03/1925. Nationality - Stateless. Born in Russia.
Date: 1941 - 1945