Press cuttings relating to Gerald Durrell's second animal collecting trip to Cameroon in 1950

Reference: L/C/317/E2/2

Date: 1950 - 1950

Press cuttings relating to an animal collecting trip by Gerald Durrell to British Guiana in 1950

Reference: L/C/317/E2/3

Date: 1950 - 1950

Press cuttings relating to a trip by Gerald and Jacquie Durrell to Cameroon to film Gorillas, 1956-1957

Reference: L/C/317/E2/4

Date: 1956 - 1957

Press cuttings relating to Gerald and Jacquie Durrell and 'Chumley' the chimpanzee, 1957-1958

Reference: L/C/317/E2/5

Date: 1957 - 1958

Transcript of a radio talk 'The Pleasures of a Naturalist' by Gilbert Highet, printed and distributed by the Book-of-the-Month Club, Oxford University Press, 1956. The talk concerns the books of Gerald Durrell.

Reference: L/C/317/E2/6

Date: 1956 - 1956

Press cuttings about Jacquie Durrell from Everybody's, November 29th 1959, and Woman's Own, May 3rd 1959

Reference: L/C/317/E2/7

Date: May 3rd 1959 - November 29th 1959

Press cuttings relating to a trip by Gerald and Jacquie Durrell to Australia and New Zealand in 1962

Reference: L/C/317/E2/8

Date: 1962 - 1962

Press cutting from Look and Learn Magazine dated 2nd December 1967 entitled 'Pit of Death' by Jean Stroud. Seems to be a retelling of a story broadcast on the BBC Home Service on the 12th July 1953.

Reference: L/C/317/E2/9

Date: July 12th 1953 - December 2nd 1967

Various unsorted press cuttings relating to Gerald Durrell, the Jersey Zoo, and related subjects and people, 1959-1973. Includes newscuttings from worldwide sources as well as the Jersey Evening Post and other Jersey publications.

Reference: L/C/317/E3/1

Date: 1959 - 1973

Various unsorted press cuttings relating to Gerald Durrell, the Jersey Zoo, and related subjects and people, 1961-1976. Includes newscuttings from worldwide sources as well as the Jersey Evening Post and other Jersey publications.

Reference: L/C/317/E3/2

Date: 1961 - 1976

Various unsorted press cuttings relating to Gerald Durrell, the Jersey Zoo, and related subjects and people, 1961-1972. Includes newscuttings from worldwide sources as well as the Jersey Evening Post and other Jersey publications. Includes some whole copies of magazines or newspapers which may only have a brief mention of Durrell or the Jersey Zoo.

Reference: L/C/317/E3/3

Date: 1961 - 1972

Various unsorted press cuttings relating to Gerald Durrell, the Jersey Zoo, and related subjects and people, 1962-1973. Includes newcuttings from British and Jersey sources. Includes larger press cuttings, some in poor condition.

Reference: L/C/317/E3/4

Date: 1962 - 1973

1) 'Talkback' on Radio Jersey about how the States are planning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the liberation represented by Liberation Anniversary Committee Vice-President Don Filleul, Deputy Enid Quenault and Senator John Ellis. Subjects covered include why and how the 40th anniversary of the liberation is being celebrated, the thanksgiving ceremony to take place at Howard Davis Park, the build up to the celebrations, parades that may take place, people from the armed forces coming to celebrate, the aims of the celebrations, the attempt to get local people involved, reenactments to take place, soundbites from people on the street asking how they think the 40th anniversary of the Liberation should be celebrated, the hopes of the committee that members of the liberating forces would be able to attend, the danger of stirring up anti-German feeling, some suggestions for events and what they hope the celebrations can achieve. 2) Half of interview with Michael Ginns, President of the Channel Islands Occupation Society, by Beth Lloyd on 'Personal View' talking about his life with musical interludes. Starts mid way through talking about life at internment camp and subjects covered include walking outside of the camp, repatriation, liberation, his schooling after liberation, joining the army and his experiences at the time of the Korean War working with tanks, working at the Post Office since leaving the army, his hobbies-interest in transport service and the camera club and his work with the Channel Islands Occupation Society.

Reference: L/D/25/L/20

Date: July 31st 1983 - July 31st 1983

1) Talk by Stanhope Landick, school teacher from 1935, on education to the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Introduction by the Channel Islands Occupation Society President. Talks about his time at St Ouen's Central School under Mr A A H Downerat the start of the occupation, moving to the Intermediate School in Brighton Road in September 1941, his memories of St Ouen including the lack of nourishment for the pupils, Mr Downer's decision to start teaching german, experience of the Germans, a father of a pupil being shot dead for being out after curfew and the execution fo Francois Scornet, question of teaching german, the problem of heating, health of pupils, sport, talks of pupils that he remembers that are prominent in island life, an article that he had written, the demilitarisation of the Channel Islands and the evacuation, the actions of the Bailiff, Alexander Coutanche, men of military agebeing examined, books about education during the occupation, the story of Louisa Gould and Harold Le Druillenec, the States being formed into the Superior Council, the Education Committee, the air raid and arrival of the Germans, memories of other people, soup taken around schools, selling of salt water, milk for children, fundraisers for the Children's Benefit Fund, the visit of Graf von Schmettow in 1965 and a visit to the graves at Howard Davis Park, how they felt about von Schmettow, a meeting with Alexander Coutanche in 1970, making german compulsory, Victoria College, members of the Education Committee, visits by german officers, prize giving, raising of the school leaving age to 15, number of people who were in education during the occupation , the ease of getting out of the island after the occupation but difficulty in getting back in and the confiscation of radios. Questions about the hostages that were taken by the Germans, those who taught german, school children's diet, a particular teacher, Victoria College, a poem he wrote about the SS Vega and the Red Cross. Dixie Landick then talks about his life, his job of translating for the Germans, being involved as a translator for Graf von Schmettow he came to Jersey in 1965 and was interviewed by Channel Television, explaining how the interview took place. He plays the interview in which Graf von Schmettow answers questions concerning why he became a soldier, his thoughts on the Nazi party, how he came to be in the Channel Islands, his expectations of the local population, slave workers working for Organisation Todt on the fortifications, deportations, the refusal of a surrender proposal, consequences of German victory and what made him decide to come back to the Channel Islands. 2) Noises from the working of a mill (?)-with photographs being taken.

Reference: L/D/25/L/34

Interview of Frank Le Quesne by Fiona Spurr on Radio Jersey. Talking about Frank Le Quesne's grandfather Edward Le Quesne, who's diary entitled 'The Occupation of Jersey: Day by Day' was being published by La Haule Books. He talks about his first knowledge of the diary, the things that appeared in the diary including personal information and thoughts on the formation of the Superior Council during the war, why he decided to publish the diary and the encouragement he received from Michael Ginns, the fact that the diary was published unedited with compementary footnotes by Michael Ginns, his position in the Superior Council as head of the Department of Labour, his position towards the bailiff Alexander Coutanche, the transcription of the diary, the kind of person his grandfather was and his memories of him. Musical interlude with HMS Pinafore from the Pirates of Penzance being played as his father saw the show during the occupation and as Frank Le Quesne is the Chairman of the local Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Continues to talk about why his grandfather started writing the diary, an extract is quoted of his worst moment when the flag was lowered over Fort Regent and replaced by a white flag and then a German flag, he mentions a previous book about his life, the priorities of the Superior Council, some of the responsibilities of his grandfather, the uncertainty of the occupation, the difficulty in having to deal with the Germans on a daily basis and having to strike a balance between doing things for the good of the peopl and obeying the German's orders, being sentenced to prison towards the end of the war and his experience of the prison in Gloucester Street, his political views, being missed by the Germans as a contact, Baron von Ausfess' reaction to his arrest and release, his attempt to do the best for the people. Ron, a local who was a prisoner of war in Germany rings in and talks about the difficult position of the Bailiff and Edward Le Quesne. Frank Le Quesne discusses the point in the diary when the mood changes when waiting to be liberated and the arrival of the SS Vega. An extract from Christmas 1944 is giving prices of the black market and a comparison to the difficulties in other countries today is made.

Reference: L/D/25/L/37

Date: November 30th 1999 - November 30th 1999

Jersey Film Society Press - Cuttings

Reference: L/D/34/B4/1

Date: January 1st 1981 - December 31st 1986

Souvenir newspaper titled Liberation! A Jersey Evening Post souvenir supplement commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the German Occupation of Jersey, May 9, 1945.

Reference: L/F/341/C/1

Date: May 3rd 1985 - May 3rd 1985

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