Articles from The Islander magazine called 'Occupation Anniversary: How the Nazis Came' by Richard Mayne, 'People Who Were There Forty Years Ago' by Roy McLoughlin and 'What the Germans Left Behind: David Acon's Military Collection' by Sonia Hillsdon

Reference: L/C/82/A/9

Date: 1980-07 - 1980-07

Adye Collection

Reference: L/C/97

Correspondence

Reference: L/C/97/A

Postcards from May Vickers, Ashley House, Five Oaks, Jersey to Ethel Joan Adye, Lyndham Manor, Bishops Castle, Shropshire concerning family news and rationing after the liberation

Reference: L/C/97/A/2

Date: May 14th 1945 - July 13th 1945

Thompson Collection

Reference: L/C/99

Correspondence

Reference: L/C/99/A

Letter from Anne Caddick, Nevada 2, St Brelade, Jersey to Mrs Thompson concerning the occupation and subsequent liberation of Jersey, includes; the surrender of the Channel Islands in 1940, the arrival of the German troops, collaboration with the local population, the deportation of English born families, the rationing and shortages of food, clothing and fuel, the Vega Red Cross ship, the liberation, the fortifications at Noirmont Point, and the Underground Hospital

Reference: L/C/99/A/1

Date: June 28th 1945 - June 28th 1945

Order of service for the First Anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey

Reference: L/D/11/B/2

Date: May 9th 1946 - May 9th 1946

Correspondence between the British Legion Jersey Branch and the St Ouen's Ex-Servicemen's Association relating to the participation of the association in the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation celebrations, includes a souvenir programme of the celebrations for the association

Reference: L/D/11/B/7

Date: March 16th 1995 - May 9th 1995

Correspondence File including correspondence with the Amateur Swimming Association, the Royal Life Saving Society, States of Jersey about restrictions on the club, events, water polo, correspondence with members, messages after the liberation of the island and readjustments to life after the occupation.

Reference: L/D/17/C2/30

Date: February 28th 1945 - December 29th 1945

Ring binder of Evening Post and other newspaper cuttings from 1992 to 1993 with articles relating to the Channel Islands Occupation Society and the German Occupation. Includes articles on the meetings, work and events of the Channel Islands Occupation Society, articles on returning German soldiers and prisoners of war, notes on publications relating to the german occupation, articles on the theft of the Bailiff's Files archives, liberation tapestry, war crimes and the Organisation Todt, Liberation Square, liberation day, deportations and collaboration.

Reference: L/D/25/B1/28

Date: January 2nd 1992 - July 30th 1993

Ring binder of Evening Post and other newspaper cuttings from 1993 to 1994 with articles relating to the Channel Islands Occupation Society and the German Occupation. Includes articles on the meetings, work and events of the Channel Islands Occupation Society, articles on returning German soldiers and prisoners of war, notes on publications relating to the german occupation, articles on Liberation Square, deportees claiming for compensation, liberation tapestry, collaboration and liberation day celebrations.

Reference: L/D/25/B1/29

Date: August 2nd 1993 - December 30th 1994

Ring binder of Evening Post and other newspaper cuttings from 1995 to 1996 with articles relating to the Channel Islands Occupation Society and the German Occupation. Includes articles on the meetings, work and events of the Channel Islands Occupation Society, articles on returning German soldiers and prisoners of war, notes on publications relating to the german occupation, articles on Liberation Square, liberation day celebrations, personal stories of the occupation, release of previously closed archives relating to the german occupation

Reference: L/D/25/B1/30

Date: May 19th 1995 - July 13th 1997

Miscellaneous cuttings from the Evening Post and other newspapers and magazines regarding the German Occupation of the Channel Islands including articles on the Forum, the Palace Hotel, personal stories, war crimes, Liberation Day supplement from 1985, 40 year celebration of D-Day, a Chronique de Jersey, articles on the Channel Islands Occupation Society, German mine sweeping gear, the Military Advisor publication, militia, the Post Office, notes on HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne, various weapons used in Jersey and the occupation memoirs of Edward Le Quesne.

Reference: L/D/25/B1/31

Date: July 19th 1942 - May 1st 1995

Photograph Album Number 3. Includes photographs of the surrender of the Germans, the liberation of the Island and the arrival of British troops, celebrations of liberation, the arrival of red cross parcels, German prisoners of war, German naval vessels in St Helier Harbour, French North African prisoners of war in Jersey and Empire Day.

Reference: L/D/25/F2/3

Date: 1940 - 1945

Photograph Album Number 4. Includes photographs of the Royal Visit of the 7th June 1945, the first post war mail boat arrival on the 26th June 1945, Jersey Airport, arrival of the new Lieutenant Governor Sir Edward Grassett, Church Parade of Force 135 in August 1945, Island events 1945-1947, the cleaning up period, German tunnels, Organisation Todt railway, Guernsey and Alderney German Occupation and Liberation.

Reference: L/D/25/F2/4

Date: 1940 - 1947

Francisco Font talking to the Channel Island Occupation Society [Jersey] about when he was arrested during the second world war in France and was sent to La Rochelle and then to Jersey with 1500 other Republican Spaniards. He had been living in exile in France since Franco had come to power. He was kept in various camps including at Fort Regent and Lager Immelmann. He was sent to Alderney in October 1943 with 5 other Spaniards including Pascual Pomar, because when at a camp in Gorey a Spainiard who was delivering bread threw a loaf of bread to him and german soldiers saw him hiding something and he said he'd stolen it. He was beaten up by German OT's and taken back to camp and was then taken to Fort Regent and then taken to Guernsey for 4 or 5 days and was then sent to Alderney. He was put in Lager Alderney No 2, remained in Alderney until 2 days after d-day when he was taken to Guernsey. He remembers being fed in Guernsey, with Raymond Falla trying to give them food but the germans made him throw it in and feed them like dogs. He was then taken to Jersey and was going to be transported to France but because of d-day remained in Jersey till the end of the war. He told the british authorities what heppened to them on liberation day at a joint British/Soviet enquiry at the British Hotel. Alderney asked for details of people being kept in a tunnel in the camp for 15 to 20 minutes, all Jewish prisoners. Describing atrocities whilst working at the harbour, saw Societ POWs working without shoes on, one russian was using paper bags on feet for shoes when a German SS shot him through the head. Remembers seeing a British bomber crashing near to Alderney but the german soldiers didn't find any surviving British soldiers. At Lager Sylt he saw a russian being hung for stealing bread. Describes their treatment and the occasion that a german soldier called everyone together for christmas and told them they had cards for christmas and then threw them on the fire. Lager Sylt-the different uniforms the prisoners wore. Talks of the food they had-'cabbage soup without cabbage'. Describes the amount of food they ate, the hours that they worked, the guards in the camp, the ordinary prisoners talking to those from Lager Sylt, conversations they had with other prisoners, russians jumping into the sea after rubbish had been thrown in to get food and then got beaten by guards. He never saw prisoners being thrown into the sea. Remembers a Chinese prisoner in the camp. He describes the huts in the camp and the conditions they lived in, the clothes that they wore, infestations of lice, illness in the camp and treatment. Remembering the doctors including Dr Dreyfus. He discusses the French women with the Germans but cannot remember them from a photograph that he was shown. He is asked about the escape of a prisoner from Lager Sylt and his eventual capture and death, volunteers from Belgium. Talks of being liberated in Jersey, then in September 1945 being taken to Guernsey by the British with the intention of being returned to France. He had met his future wife, Kathleen Fox, in Jersey and she came to Guernsey. They decided to get married in Guernsey but an application was refused. When they were liberated from Guernsey he asked his friends to answer his name at the roll call and hid for two days after they left and then presented himself to the authorities. Talked to Major Cotton who gave him money to send a telegram to Kathleen's father to ask permission to marry his daughter. He went to the Greffe in Guernsey to get married and got married after a week. He stayed in Guernsey until 1951 as Jersey authorities refused to let him come back and work in Jersey. In 1950 he became a British subject and was allowed to come to Jersey and has been in Jersey ever since. He still visits Alderney every year to pay tribute to the people who died and does not happy memories of his days in Alderney.

Reference: L/D/25/L/65

Autograph Book kept by Margaret Ginns, née Bouchere, during the German occupation and especially when she was a student nurse at the Jersey General Hospital, from August 1944 to May 1945. The book includes some personal items, the signatures of a crew member of HMS Beagle, Joe Jones; Theo Krausen, but added when he was 'discovered' at Batterie Lothringen, Noirmont in 1982; Newell Younggren, captured in his pyjamas by the Germans at Granville, 09/03/45; Armand Dubois, an American POW who was being treated for wounds at the Jersey General Hospital in August 1944, having been captured at St Malo; Captain C Hargreaves, No 20 Civil Affairs Unit; Captain Nichol; John Anderson, the UNRRA captured at Granville March dated 09/05/1945; Major Frank Sargent, RAOC, Force 135, during his visit to Jersey in 1980; Second Officer of the Vega; Peter Holt and Philip Congdon, RAF, added 27/04/1983; signatures from the anniversary of the liberation, May 1984; A Jansson, Captain of the Vega; Thomas Tait, ex US PC 564 revisiting Alderney in December 1986 and some german signatures including Willi Hagedorn from 1987.

Reference: L/D/25/M4/29

Date: 1944 - 1987

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