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Date: 1941 - 1957
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
Photocopy of an unpublished memoir by E Pleasant (circa 400pp ts) of his activities during the Second World War, covering his work as a conscientous objector on Jersey at the beginning of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
Correspondence and articles relating to explosive materials and bombs, including the disposal of World War II explosives
Date: May 3rd 1871 - March 1st 1979
Date: April 15th 1939 - June 3rd 1939
Date: October 27th 1939 - January 3rd 1940
Date: 1919 - 1947
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
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