Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 4, Page 70. Includes: newscuttings from the Evening Post, including of an interview with returned evacuee Denis Cleary regarding his experiences of living in an internment camp in Germany; and photographs of tanks in transit en route to St Brelade, including outside the parish hall at St Aubin.

Reference: L/C/306/A/4/70

Date: November 9th 1942 - November 9th 1942

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 5, Page 1. Includes newscuttings of articles, notices and orders published in the Evening Post.

Reference: L/C/306/A/5/1

Date: January 2nd 1943 - January 22nd 1943

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 5, Page 60. Includes newscuttings of notices and articles published in the Evening Post.

Reference: L/C/306/A/5/60

Date: October 6th 1943 - October 23rd 1943

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 6, Page 1. Includes newscuttings of articles and notices published in the Evening Post.

Reference: L/C/306/A/6/1

Date: March 21st 1944 - April 17th 1944

Evening Post cuttings from 1945 mounted on cardboard including the return of food, arrival of new footwear, return of the evacuees and entertainments

Reference: L/D/25/B1/21

Date: June 15th 1945 - March 1st 1946

Photograph of a family of returning evacuees [?] at St Helier Harbour

Reference: L/D/25/F4/13

Date: 1945 - 1945

Photograph of a returning evacuee [?] being greeted by a gentleman at St Helier Harbour

Reference: L/D/25/F4/14

Date: 1945 - 1945

Photograph of the arrival of the mail boat SS Isle of Guernsey, carrying returning evacuees into the harbour being greeted by crowds of onlookers.

Reference: L/D/25/F4/5

Date: June 26th 1945 - June 26th 1945

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. See R/06/2.

Reference: L/D/25/L/42

Occupation-BBC Radio Jersey tape. The story of the occupation of Jersey during World War 2 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

Reference: L/D/25/L/45

1) Programme entitled 'Summer 1940-Part One: The Distant War June 1st-19th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. It covers the beginning of June 1940 when Britain had been at war for 9 months, peoplewere being encouraged to spend time in the Channel Islands but the war took a dramatic turn with the Germans pushing through Europe, background given on the Channel Islands, in Guernsey 1940 the bailiff was Victor Carey who was elderly and so Ambrose Sherwill, the attorney general, was given the job of running the island whilst Alexander Coutanche was in charge in Jersey. The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey Major General Harrison wrote to the War Office saying the island was virtually defenceless, uncertainty of what to do, some air raid precautions had been taken with the establishment of the Air Raid Patrol, everyone was issued with gas masks, realisation that war was on its way to the islands. On the morning of June 12th the War Cabinet decided to defend the islands but reversed the decision by the afternoon deciding on demilitarisation, the first contact with war was the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from St Malo. Islanders were asked to assemble yachts and Coutanche and the Commodore of St Helier Yacht Club W S Le Masurier organised crews to picking up the troops including Reg Nicolle and Bill Coom who talk of the enthusiasm for the operation, the blowing up of the loch gates, french citizens offering money to get on the ships, the courage of british nurses refusing to leave their ambulances and the terrible weather on the way home. Extract from Churchill speech telling about the situation in France. Activity at the airport with planes refuelling, Jersey Airways suspending services and helping the RAF, evacuating the staff and Charles de Gaulle refuelling in the island. War and Home Office still talking and life went on in Jersey. The Home Office invited islands to send a representative to England to discuss the possible evacuation of the islands. Jurat Edgar Dorey was sent and he and Markbreiter called the Ministry of Shipping in search of boats and when returning was given a letter telling the Lieutenant Governor to leave. The decision to demiltarise was announced in the States and the evacuation was to begin. 2) Programme called 'Summer 1940-Part 2: Evacuation June 20th-28th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. References to the dilemma of evacuation, queuing to register at the Town Hall and the fact people changed their minds, the calming of the people by the Bailiff who said his family were staying and condemnation by Jurat Dorey for those leaving. Evacuees tell of their journey to Southampton and then to the north of England. The St John Ambulance in Guernsey helped with the sick and old. In Sark Dame Sybil Hathaway encouraged the inhabitants to stay on the island. In Alderney Judge Frederick French called a meeting where his residents decided to leave. George Baron tells of leaving on the spur of the moment and the St John Ambulance personnel from Guernsey went to Alderney to assist in the evacuation. Some of the evacuation was carried out by Jersey Airways as the airport was besieged by people trying to leave. There was a calm after the lieutenant governors left. At the Jersey Airport Bob Lawrence talks of breaking up the navigation equipment and sending it to Southampton. The Controlling Committee was set up in Guernsey and a member, Raymond Falla, talks about the evacuation of cattle from Alderney. On June 28th undecided whether the islands were defended the germans undertook air raids and eye witnesses describe seeing the air raids in Jersey and Guernsey leading to 44 deaths, 33 in Guernsey, 11 in Jersey. The BBC announced that day that the Channel Islands had been demilitarised ten days before but it was too late.

Reference: L/D/25/L/57

Date: June 19th 1980 - June 26th 1980

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 1

Reference: L/D/25/M1/1

Date: April 30th 1941 - September 30th 1941

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 3 No 3.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/10

Date: August 31st 1942 - August 31st 1942

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 3 No 4.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/11

Date: September 30th 1942 - September 30th 1942

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 3 No 5.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/12

Date: October 31st 1942 - October 31st 1942

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 3 No 6.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/13

Date: November 30th 1942 - November 30th 1942

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 4 No 1.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/14

Date: December 31st 1942 - December 31st 1942

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 4 No 2.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/15

Date: January 31st 1943 - January 31st 1943

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 4 No 3.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/16

Date: February 28th 1943 - February 28th 1943

Monthly Review of the Stockport and District Channel Islands Society, made up of those in England with Channel Islands' heritage and people who were evacuated from the islands, including news on the occupation of the Channel Islands, announcements, messages from the islands, people seeking information, letters, news from members of the armed forces and news of other society's in England, Volume 4 No 4.

Reference: L/D/25/M1/17

Date: March 31st 1943 - March 31st 1943

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