Photographic slide of standing displays of children's work celebrating forty years of liberation being shown at ?Highlands College

Reference: P/09/A/3986

Date: 1985 - 1985

Photographic slide of standing displays of children's work celebrating forty years of liberation being shown at ?Highlands College

Reference: P/09/A/3987

Date: 1985 - 1985

Photographic slide of an arch at the end of Victoria Avenue erected for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Liberation of Jersey

Reference: P/09/A/4142

Date: May 9th 1985 - May 9th 1985

Photographic slide of the arch at the end of Victoria Avenue erected for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Liberation of Jersey

Reference: P/09/A/4227

Date: May 9th 1985 - May 9th 1985

Channel Islands Occupation Society Tape 2 1) Summer of 1945-a Michael and Margaret Ginns production concerning the liberation of Jersey in the summer of 1945. Includes an introduction to the occupation of Jersey and the restrictions placed upon Channel Islanders by the Germans, the occurrence of D-Day but surrender not occurring in Jersey, the lack of supplies and fuel as a result of being cut off and the rescue of the islanders by the supplies of the SS Vega, news being gained from the crystal radio sets, listening to Churchill's speech in the Royal Square, the meeting of the German officers on the HMS Beagle and the signing of the surrender of the island, liberation forces coming onto the island and the celebrations that took place as a result, German prisoners of war being put to work to clear the devastation that had been left, parades of the British army, the thanksgiving service on the 17th May 1945 and the Royal visit on June 7th, removal and dumping of ammunition and islanders visit the previously off limits fortifications, the island returning to pre war state with the return of the mail boat and deportees and evacuees coming back to the island, finally clearing finishing in 1946 and celebrations to mark the one year anniversary of liberation-22 mins 30 secs. 2) Interned-a study of the deportations of Channel Islanders to internment camps in Southern Germany. Includes the reason islanders were deported, the serving of deportation orders, an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of its occurrence with many paintings of interest being put on show, details of where the camps, Biberach, Laufen and Wurzach, were located, the make up of the camps, Harold Hepburn and other painters who took deportation as a chance to paint, single men being separated and taken to Laufen, different artists in the camps and examples of work done by Harold Hepburn, Henry Barnett, Sidney Dolby, Irene Grubb, and Joan Salmon, sport that took place in the camps, education, health in the camps, deaths and births of Channel Islanders in the camps, food and the assistance offered by the Red Cross, life continuing as normally as possible with celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries, liberation of the camps, freedom to move into the village and surrounding village and meet German people who had helped them, return to England and the Channel Islands, children adjusting to life without restrictions and the setting up of the Jersey Ex-Internee Association to promote greater understanding between people from Jersey and Wurzach-23 mins. [Master Copy-see L/D/25/J2/2]

Reference: Q/01/2

Date: 1984 - 1984

VHS tape: Surfing at St Ouen's Bay. Competition 1966 or 1967. Rupert 'Bunty' Wagstaffe in blue shirt. Muriel Wagstaffe (mother) on sea wall. Also with grandmother Rose Wagstaffe at family home Rocqueberg, St Clement. Return of Victoria College Bisley Team, 29th July 1956. Nigel Wagstaffe with family. Team came second in the Ashburton Competition, the highest since 1914. Team lining up. Team members included: Pierre Horsfall, Richard Symons, I.W. Le Maistre, Peter Arthur, Norman Marie, George Metcalf (captain), Alfred Hidrio, Nigel Wagstaffe. Cadet pair: David Gregory, Douglas Genders. Colonel Billenden in command with R.S.M. Blandford. Harbour scenes, Victoria Pier.1946. First anniversary of the Liberation. Military parade opposite West Park Pavilion. Family scenes at Les Hommets, May 1946. Funfair, West Park. Family scenes show Annie Harrison, Muriel Wagstaffe, Beryl and Jim Scriven, Arthur and Noella Harrison, Brian and Gerald Harrison, Mary Scriven, Nigel Wagstaffe. Nigel Wagstaffe and Peter Scriven in wheelbarrow. Grandmothers Rose Wagstaffe and Annie Harrison in the swing. Garden scenes. Cecil Harrison lying on lawn aiming at target. Nephew Gerald Harrison beside him. Nigel Wagstaffe aiming. Gerald Harrison aiming. Jack and Ruth Gallichan holding Bunty. Family group. Muriel, Ruth and Nigel Wagstaffe on board Brittany in St Malo. Ruth at Rocqueberg with dog Billy 1959. This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/121

Date: 1940 - 1980

VHS tape of 2 separate tapes: 1) Filmed by Olive Thompson in 8mm standard B&W. The arrival of the 'Isle of Guernsey', the first mailboat after the Liberation. Amongst those on board is Arthur Horman (in uniform). 0h 02m 01s 2) Filmed by Olive Thompson in standard 8mm colour. Mrs Rae Pallot as a young girl with the mother Mrs Olive Thompson at Samarès Manor (then home of Sir James Knott); the newly opened Howard Davis Park and on the beach in 1939. 0h 22m 11s This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/19

Date: 1939 - 1945

VHS tape of 2 separate films: 1) Filmed by Olive Thompson in 8mm standard B&W. Mr Thompson ran a photographic repair shop in Union Street. Olive Thompson kept a cine-camera and film long after all cameras had been called in by the German authorities. In the last years of the Occupation, she secretly filmed the Germans at work and play, providing rare footage of life under the Swastika. This film includes scenes of jubilation at the Liberation of Jersey (May 1945) and shows the crowds listening to Winston Churchill's VE day speech (15.00 hrs 8th May 1945) and the Bailiff Alexander Countanche being feted in the Royal Square. 0 22m 11s 2) Filmed by Frances Le Sueur in standard 8mm colour. Film shows a visit by the Pre-Historic Society to the archaeological site at La Cotte de St Brelade, Ouaisne. Jesuit priest Father Burdo and visiting members of the society. Also Le Sueur family film including Richard Le Sueur' 8th birthday party in 1967 and bird-ringing at Le Pulec. This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/20

Date: 1943 - 1967

VHS tape of 2 separate films: 1) Filmed by Stanley Jepson in16mm B&W. Film contains scenes of Jersey and farming in the Island. 0h 15m 23s. 2) Filmed by Stanley Jepson in 16mm B&W. Liberation Day Fete in S Andrew's Park. 0h 15m 30s. This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/36

Date: 1951 - 1951

VHS tape of 3 separate films: 1) Filmed by the Crown Film Unit in 35mm B&W. The Channel Islands 1940 - 1945. Made by the Crown Film Unit within months of the Liberation, 9th May 1945. This is an excellent film which uses islanders to re-enact the hardships they suffered during the Occupation. The film has a detailed commentary throughout. Scenes include: Jerseymen escaping in a rowing boat from Jersey to England. People in attics listening to hidden radios, Churchill can be heard speaking. Jersey scenes showin include St Helier Harbour, Mont Orgueil Castle, Elizabeth Castle, Victoria Avenue and Bellozanne Avenue. Also requisitioning of horses, radios and transport. Description of the underground newspaper, GUNS (Guernsey Underground News Service), secret delivery of the paper. Red Cross ship Vega and unloading and opening of Red Cross food parcels. The making of crystal radios by Andre the hairdresser. Post office where letters to the Gestapo from informers were intercepted by post office staff. Rations in shops. German fortifications around the island, including L'Etacq. Making of crystal radio sets by Mr Taylor and his daughter Peggy. D-Day and Martello tower at Fliquet. Slave workers graves. Film show the improvisation of food supplies by families, Jack and Florice Teel, feeding their two children on carrots and potatoes everyday used caragreen moss. Children queuing for milk rations. Liberation scenes and St Peter Port, Guernsey. 0h 15m 32s 2) Filmed by British Paramount News in 35mm B&W. Newsreel of the surrender by the Germans of the Channel Islands aboard HMS Bulldog off Guernsey, 9th May 1945. Lieutenant Zimmerman (German officer) leaving HMS Bulldog. Brigadier Alfred Snow in charge of the liberating forces, Major-General Heine representing the German commander. Vice-Admiral Hoffmeier (German officer) leaving the island. German troops leaving the garrison on Guernsey. Liberation scenes at the court house in St Peter Port. 0h 03m 30s. 3) Filmed by PK-Filmbericht in 35mm B&W. Title - 'Englische Kanalinseln'. German propaganda film captured by the Allies in Berlin 1945. Scenes include St Helier, troops marching along the Parade, internment camp at Grouville (man playing table tennis is Ken Webb). Potatoes being exported from St Helier Harbour and apple crushing for cider making. St Peter Port, Guernsey and scenes in Sark. 0h 11m 10s This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/58

Date: 1941 - 1945

Channel Television video of Channel Report programme of 10 May 1990 on the celebrations of the 45th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Channel Islands. Report includes in Jersey: service of remembrance in the Royal Square including the crew of HMS Jersey with an address given by Leslie Sinel; the opening of Liberation Square by the Bailiff Sir Peter Crill with Brian Rabet; the raising of the Union flag at the Pomme d'Or with some archive footage of the Liberation; the Soviet ambassador in London and others laying wreaths in memory of the Russian slave workers at the Strangers' Cemetery now the crematorium; the party in the Peoples' Park; It's a Knockout competetion at the FB Fields with teams from three local banks; the dedication ceremony of a new lifeboat, the Alexander Coutanche, near the Harbour Office by Jurat John Coutanche with a speech by Don Filleul; the Liberation Fun Walk organised by the Rotary Club with the starting gun fired by Henry Cooper; the launch of 10,000 balloons at Peoples' Park with Dame Vera Lynn In Guernsey: arrival of Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy met by Bailiff; the royal salute and inspection of cadets and the Chelsea in-pensioners; exit from Town Church and walkabout including meeting Mrs Doris Carré; the Liberation procession of historic military vehicles, buses, Rolls Royces and bicycles, the Boys Brigade band, commercial floats and street entertainers 30 mins, colour with sound

Reference: Q/09/1

Date: May 9th 1990 - May 9th 1990

Mr Arthur Harrison, editor of the Evening Post during the occupation, recalls his experiences of those years. Recording originally produced by the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service. Original reference: Res 7. Includes: choice between publishing the paper under heavy censorship or letting the Germans take it over entirely; lack of news; setting up of propaganda office; publishing news from the propaganda office and amusement caused by the bad English of these items; funeral of a German soldier killed in an air raid in France and being prevented from publishing list of people who sent wreaths (German sympathisers); staying one step ahead of the Germans; having to publish the German forces' newspaper; secretly supplying La Chronique de Jersey (a rival newspaper) with paper and allowing them to use the JEP's facilites; rationing of electricity and the difficulties this caused; doubts about whether to continue publishing; exchange and mart column being used to barter; publishing Red Cross messages and local news; story about a child who was seriously injured by treading on a mine, mentioning a Dr Mattas of Bath Street and the way the propaganda officer tried to exploit this; trying to restrict the ammount of column space given to news from the Germans; anecdote about a young German officer who used to send copies of the paper to his wife; refusal to entertain German officer in his home; liberation - saw the British ships arrive from the roof of the States building; buying wheat on the black market to make flour, which was then discovered and confiscated; being sentenced to seven weeks imprisonment at a court martial at a house at Lower King's Cliff; appealing against this and flour being returned. Sound quality slightly muffled.

Reference: R/03/A/10

Date: 1971 - 1971

Alexander Coutanche talks of his duties as Bailiff during the German occupation. Recording originally produced by the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service. Original Reference: Res 1. Includes: concerns that war was building during the years 1935-1939; Home Office committee dealing with the Channel Islands, presided over by Norman Brook; suspension of normal government and institution of the Superior Council; proclamations for the government of the island issued on the arrival of the German forces; mentions different German officers in command of the island; initial expectations of German officers that they would soon be moving on to an occupied England; mentions Mr Prime, his interpreter; daily duties in dealing with the correspondence from the occupying forces; creation of the German field command at Victoria College House, and headquarters for the occupying forces in all the Channel Islands at Roseville Street; regular council meetings; protesting about things he objected to; setting up the Bailiff's News Office to deal with correspondence sent through the Red Cross; changes in island agriculture to become self-sufficient; supplies from France and requisition of cars to pay for this; Summerland knitwear factory set up to provide clothing; effects of D-Day; changes in the German chain of command; relief of the Red Cross ship Vega; deportations; meeting with German commanding officers immediately prior to liberation; surrender of the German forces on the HMS Beagle, and liberation; difficulties of getting the island back on its feet after the war. Recorded in 1971 by Sheila Sibson. Duration 43 minutes.

Reference: R/03/A/5

Date: 1971 - 1971

Bob Le Sueur talks about his experience of the German occupation. Recording originally produced by the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service. Original reference: Res 2. Includes: initial feeling that Jersey was isolated from the war, tourists visiting etc; panic when it was realised that Jersey would be attacked; going to the Royal Square to hear the Bailiff's announcement of the Island's surrender; anticipation of the Germans' arrival and fears that they would ransack the Island; surprise at the disciplined behaviour of the occupying forces; shock at arrival of the first slave workers; reading notice in the Evening Post of imminent deportations; thoughts on suffering and patriotism; atmosphere and behaviour of people on the day of the deportations; mixing with Spanish slave workers; story about José, a slave worker, and his adopted son; treatment of the slave workers; feeling among the population that the island authorities were collaborating; rise of the Jersey Democratic Movement; feeling of living in a vacum and living day by day; thoughts and feelings on the liberation; discusses entertainment, plays put on at the Opera House, parties held; friends who sheltered 'Bill' [Feodor Burryi], a Russian slave worker, at a flat in Grosvenor Street; mentions women who had relationships with German Officers; treatment of Russian prisoners of war by their own government; mentions Gestapo headquartes at 'Silvertide', Havre des Pas and Mr Wolff, head of local Gestapo branch. Recorded by Sheila Sibson in 1971. Duration: 44 minutes.

Reference: R/03/A/6

Date: 1971 - 1971

Miss Constance Brown MBE talks about her experience of the German occupation. Recording originally produced by the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service. Original reference: Res 3. Includes: running a café at St Brelade's Bay with her mother; chatting with German airforce personnel and other troops; food shortages, customers having to bring their own milk and sugar; Austrian troops who came to Jersey later in the war; a gun emplacement which was built next to her house; anecdote about Douglas Tanguy, a bandleader; a house, 'Mimosa', which her and her mother used to let and was comandeered for the use of medical personnel; construction of the sea wall by Russian slave workers; mentions 4 teachers who had been staying at the Biarritz hotel for a summer holiday, Winnie and Jessie Young, Eve Payn and Dora Hocquard; story about trying to rescue a drowned man; refutes the rumor that dead slave workers were buried inside the sea wall; anecdote about an American airman who was shot down over Beauport; disapproval of local women who fraternized with German troops and of collaboration in general; mentions looting of houses by local people; liberation and hoisting the Union Jack on VE day; being given spare wood for fuel by the Germans building the gun emplacement.

Reference: R/03/A/7

Date: 1971 - 1971

Mrs Perkins talks about her experiences of the German occupation. Recording originally produced by the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service. Original reference: Res 6. Aged 10 at the beginning of the occupation. Includes: earliest memories of the occupation; mother worked on a farm at Grouville, aunt at an estate agent's in Hill Street, which later became a second-hand shop; mother decided against evacuating; recalls the Islands being bombed, saw the bombers flying overhead; remembers German troops marching down the streets singing; notes the changes in ages of German troops as the war went on; accustomizing to the occupation, German lessons in schools, curfew etc; says that Germans used Jersey as a kind of holiday resort where troops were sent to recuperate between campaigns; shortage of money, making calenders and paintings etc to sell; using food substitutes and other shortages; the black market and bartering; amateur entertainments put on; concert parties put on by the Germans at the Forum, including propaganda films; effects of the deportations; arrival of slave workers, who were held in camps; helping escaped Russian prisoners (Mrs Perkins' mother and Aunt were both Russian), including Mikhail Krohin and George Koslov; Dr McKinstry, the Medical Officer of Health, helped many people by providing false ID cards etc; Mrs Perkins' mother and aunt being imprisoned around D-Day for being Russian-born; some people making large ammounts of money selling food; mentions the SS Vega; Liberation, feelings of gladness but also uncertainty for the future; remembers women who had fraternized with the Germans being victimized.

Reference: R/03/A/9

Date: 1971 - 1971

Article by Mark Lammerton concerning Force 135, Operation Nestegg and the Liberation of Jersey in The Armourer - The Militaria Magazine

Reference: US/02

Date: June 30th 1996 - July 31st 1996

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