Details of States of Guernsey Officials and their Departments - not dated

Reference: B/A/W45/14

Date: 1941 - 1942

Raymond Falla OBE, the last surviving member of the States of Guernsey and a key member of the Controlling Commmittee, talking to the Channel Islands Occupation Society at St Clement's Parish Hall. Introduction by the President of the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Talks about preparations before the occupation, forming the Controlling Committee, being put in charge of charge of Agriculture and Horticulture, problems of glasshouses and inability to export tomato and flower crops to England, States taking over the glass houses, evacuating cattle from Alderney, changes in cropping plans and the lack of seeds in the island, request for a Purchasing Commission in France agreed by Germans, Jean Louis Jouault representing Jersey in France, arriving in Granville and setting up base, going around France purchasing items that were short in the Channel Islands and the difficulties involved, their experience in journeying around the country and the purchases they were involved in, difficulties with transportation and loading of goods, sharing of cargo between Jersey and Guernsey, having to pay everything in cash to pay everything in marks, anti-British propaganda seen in France, conditions in France, slaughtering of cattle in Granville described, thieving, tribute to Jean Louis Jouault and others that worked in Granville, recounts humorous experiences and stories from his time in France, run ins with the Germans, morale boosting buying of cosmetics for the ladies, making of soap for the Islands, working in slaughterhouse, what they did with their recreation time and visits to Jersey. Questions on whether Mr Falla kept a diary during the Occupation, trouble in getting petrol in France, what was put in glasshouses after tomatoes removed, Purchasing Commission after D-Day, the situation in Alderney, finance for purchasing, evacuation from Guernsey, distribution of food when in Guernsey, relationship with German soldiers, stealing of food by Germans, a television series Mr Falla involved in concerning the occupation, security in France and the French underground movement.

Reference: L/D/25/L/17

Date: March 30th 1978 - March 30th 1978

Mrs M Bird, Past Vice-President of the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Guernsey) and Ex President of the Woman's Institute delivering a speech entitled 'Life on the Domestic Front and Life in General during the Occupation' delivered to the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey) and the Channel Islands Family History Society. Kept diaries during occupation which the talk is mainly based upon. Was a housewife and so had to cope with life at home. Talk includes references concerning demilitarisation and evacuation, dilemma of whether to go or stay with mixed messages given by the States, decided against going although her mother went splitting the family up, air raid, landing of Germans and her first impressions, the running of the island, agriculture in the island, buying of food in France, attempt to live normally, gradual worsening of conditions, church arrangements, beaches, cinemas, entertainment during the occupation-keeping up morale, transport-bicycles, buses, hospitals, schools-german lessons, deportation of Guernsey residents to the internment camps, press-censorship, proliferation of rumours, wirelesses and crystal sets, GUNS-Guernsey Underground News Sheet, Red Cross messages, dropping of leaflets, food, cooking and clothing, 'a housewife's nightmare'-rationing, bartering economy, improvisation of ingredients for recipes, methods of cooking, fuel and the difficulty of rationing, food-details of level of rationing with different foods, extracts from diary on the dishes she made, treatment by german soldiers, desperation near the end-eating of pets by germans, D-Day-tightening up of everything, arrival of SS Vega and the Red Cross parcels, stealing on the increase, Organisation Todt camp nearby, liberation day, reintroduction of mail service and the feelings of thankfulness at the close of occupation.

Reference: L/D/25/L/4

Report by the States of Guernsey Committee for the Control of Essential Commodities on essential supplies and services during the occupation of Guernsey by German forces and the work of the committee

Reference: L/D/25/M4/10

Date: 1945 - 1945

Jersey Talking Magazine-May 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young including a humorous poem by Gordon Thomas. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking for one person. Myths and legends feature-Roy Fauvel telling a ghost story of a woman who had a spell cast on her by her neighbour and went to a witch to help. Tour with Joan Stevens in Grouville-only parish without the name of a saint, looking at the derivation of the name Grouville, Grouville Parish Church, Grouville's connection with the Battle of Jersey-memorial to soldiers, Icho and Seymour Towers, windmill-Le Moulin de Beauvoir, the three watermills in Queen's Valley, interesting coins found in Grouville-Le Catillon hoard found in 1950s-old Brittany coins, Grouville Common-horse racing took place there, golf courses, natural history-a wetland area, La Hougue Bie-Neolithic tomb and museums. Interview with Edgar Fryatt, a blind reader of the Colchester Talking News introduced by Marjorie Norton, an interviewer, talking about not having a guide dog, his blindness, talks to societies and schools about blindness and funny stories about being blind. June reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Beth Lloyd talking to Raymond Falla, adviser of the television series 'Enemy at the Door', a series about Guernsey during the occupation and a member of the Controlling Committee of the States of Guernsey throughout the occupation about his work on the Controlling Committee during the occupation and his work on Agriculture and Horticulture making sure that enough food was available to keep the island going, reorganising the cropping system in the glass houses and outside, rationing, the Purchasing Commission in France buying food for the population with Jean Louis Jouault of Jersey, items they bought, life in France, the freedom of movement to travel across France, being mistaken for Hitler, the resistance movement in France, effects of war on him, his views on the drama series 'Enemy at the Door', the portrayal of German soldiers in the series, resistance in the islands, stealing of food, difficulties of keeping law in islands and the government. Norah Bryan talking to Dr Hugh Thurston about water and springs of water in Europe, where the springs in the Channel Islands come from, springs running off the Pyrenees into different countries and the state of water in the Channel Islands. Gordon Young finishing off with a joke.

Reference: R/05/B/19

Date: April 30th 1978 - April 30th 1978

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