Minor offence reports of the Royal Militia Island of Jersey stationed at Fort Regent

Reference: L/F/97/M23/1

Date: September 11th 1939 - June 15th 1940

Royal Militia Island of Jersey parade state giving total strength of the unit, employment, and list of soldiers in hospital

Reference: L/F/97/M23/2

Date: June 1st 1940 - June 15th 1940

Royal Militia Island of Jersey Defence Unit parade state giving total strength of the unit

Reference: L/F/97/M23/3

Date: June 2nd 1940 - June 18th 1940

Royal Militia Island of Jersey Battalion Orders Part One

Reference: L/F/97/M24/1

Date: September 5th 1939 - June 17th 1940

Royal Militia Island of Jersey Battalion - The Hampshire Regiment Battalion Orders Part One

Reference: L/F/97/M24/2

Date: June 23rd 1940 - December 31st 1940

Royal Militia Island of Jersey Battalion Orders Part Two

Reference: L/F/97/M24/3

Date: September 19th 1939 - June 21st 1940

Royal Militia Island of Jersey Battalion - The Hampshire Regiment Battalion Orders Part Two

Reference: L/F/97/M24/4

Date: September 6th 1940 - December 31st 1940

Photocopy of a letter from Ellen Louisa Alice Hodgskin, née Norton of 3, The Denes, Grève d'Azette relating to her experiences during the occupation. Includes details of discovering that Jersey had been demilitarised, deciding not to evacuate, the air raid, the arrival of the Germans, panic in the island, encounters with the German soldiers, food, deportations, receiving deportation papers, not being deported, her husband being interrogated by the Germans, forced labour, crashing of a German plane, destruction of the Palace Hotel, living conditions, curfew, confiscation of wirelesses, St Luke's School, de la Salle College, the Girls' Collegiate, communal kitchens and her pet dog

Reference: M/36/A1/1

Date: May 18th 1945 - June 6th 1945

Account of the occupation of Jersey by Joyce Le Ruez, includes details relating to her job in a law firm, the evacuation, the demilitarisation of the island, the air raid, the arrival of the Germans, the conduct of the German soldiers, sortage of essential commodities, the Organisation Todt workers, the building of the railway by the Germans, wirelesses, rumours, the RAF dropping leaflets, deportations, black market, the funeral of Colonel Zepernik, the crashing of a British pilot at Grève de Lecq, the arrival of the Red Cross ship SS Vega and liberation.

Reference: M/45/A1/1

Date: January 19th 2002 - January 19th 2002

Episodes one and two of the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service series 'Memories of the Occupation'. Episode one includes: Evacuation of Jersey schoolchildren; speech on the evacuation of Sark by the Dame; Lily and a neighbour discuss the evacuation of Guernsey; the Luftwaffe prepares to attack the Channel Islands from an airfield in France; Bombing raid on Guernsey; the narrator gives an introduction to the series; Lily talks about the effects of the war so far, demilitarization and evacuation. First broadcast on 25/09/1980. Episode two includes: Lily, husband Bert and daughters Jan and Freda discuss aftermath of bombing raid; unscheduled landing of Liebe-Pieteritz at Guernsey airport; formal landing of Germans at Guernsey airport - met by Inspector Sculpher; Sherwill and the Bailiff meet members of the German occupying forces at the Royal Hotel to complete formalities; The Dame of Sark prepares for the arrival of the Germans; Lily talks about the bombing raid on Guernsey, fist encounters with the Germans, curfew, restrictions, and the occupation of Jersey; Gunther's first impressions of Guernsey. First broadcast 02/10/1980.

Reference: R/03/H/1

Date: September 25th 1980 - October 2nd 1980

BBC Radio Jersey-Occupation Tapes. Told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. 1) Part 1: Preparing for the Inevitable. Alexander Coutanche talking about the surprise in the island when it was realised the island was not going to be defended and the evacuation was offered to the public. Eye witnesses talking about the panic of evacuation and the dilemma of whether to go or not, queuing to register, worry that the island was to be occupied, putting down of pets, Lord Coutanche being told to stay at his post and simplify the machinery of government, the potential blowing up of public utilities and the air raid on the island. 2) Part 2: The Germans Arrive. Eye witness accounts on seeing German planes flying low over the island and landing at the airport to begin the occupation, sending a message to the bailiff at the airport, meeting the germans for the first time, putting out white flags, demanding surrender, handing over the island, removal of the Union Jack from Fort Regent, BBC radio report on the start of the occupation, first impressions of the soldiers, germans buying food from the shops and the beginning of the paper war. 3) Part 3: Curbs on personal freedom. German orders being read out. Eye witnesses remember the losing of freedom, restrictions on vehicles, use of money paid for comandeered goods on essential supplies from France, orders against the use of coastal areas, changing side of the road to drive on, introduction and the experience of the curfew, life at the Evening Post, permits and other regulations. 4) Part 4: Food or the Lack of It. Poem on hunger. Eye witnesses talking about difficulty of lack of food and the improvisations with food, difficulty of feeding baby, difference between town and country people, suffering of women from malnutrition, children not knowing what food looked like, what people did to get by, food as subject of discussion, problem of lack of sugar and salt, use of potato flour, eating of seaweed, different methods of cooking and fuel, soup kitchens, bartering, farmers trying to get extra meat, getting extra eggs from chickens and keeping rabbits 5) Part 5: The wireless-Jersey's link with the outside world. Report by the BBC. Michael Ginns talking about eventual confiscation of radios. Eye witness accounts of v-signs at Rouge Bouillon, patrolling of district by islanders, confiscation and storage of radios, taking of radios from the parish hall, keeping of radios on threat of death, use of crystal radios sets, listening to the news, spreading of newsheets, the threat of being caught with radios and listening to tunes that had not been heard before the occupation 6) Part 6: Through the Eyes of a Child. Eye witness accounts of children and teenagers suffering a great deal, the fun children had, being hungry and cold, being without parents, relationships with german soldiers, schools continuing, difficulty of shortages of uniform, german lessons, soup kitchens, drilling on Victoria College playing fields, playing of sports, the Caerarean Tennis Club, riding on the german railway, mischief children got up to and scavenging for supplies.

Reference: R/06/2

BBC Radio Jersey-Occupation Tapes. Told by the people who lived through it produced by Beth Lloyd. Part 1: Preparing for the Inevitable. Alexander Coutanche talking about the surprise in the island when it was realised the island was not going to be defended and the evacuation was offered to the public. Eye witnesses talking about the panic of evacuation and the dilemma of whether to go or not, queuing to register, worry that the island was to be occupied, putting down of pets, Lord Coutanche being told to stay at his post and simplify the machinery of government, the potential blowing up of public utilities and the air raid on the island. See R/06/2.

Reference: R/07/F1/1

Date: April 15th 1990 - April 15th 1990

Jersey Evening Post Newspaper article : 'What's Your Street's Occupation Story' looks at a selection of Liberation memorabilia held at the archives.

Reference: US/1500

Date: February 13th 2020

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