Digital copy of Jean Pamela Neil’s statement to the Inquiry providing an account of her experiences in care at Westaway Crèche and [Jersey Home for Girls]. [Some details redacted].

Reference: C/D/AW1/B2/9/WS0000069

Date: September 22nd 2014 - September 22nd 2014

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

Episodes nine and ten of the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service series 'Memories of the Occupation'. Episode nine includes: the arrival of the International Red Cross Ship 'Vega' with her priceless cargo of food parcels; Bert and Lily open their Red Cross Parcel; the felling of trees in Dr Symons' garden; the replacement of Count Von Schmettow with Vizadmiral Huffmeier, a fanatic whose aim is to hold out until victory; food is short and stealing rife - a nasty incident occurs at Jack de Garis' farm whilst he and Bonamy Martel together with a German military policeman are standing guard; the narrator talks about the besieged islands, the arrival of the 'Vega', the felling of trees for fuel, the islanders and garrisons still suffer desperate shortages, Von Schmettow replaced by Huffmeier; Lily talks about malnutrition, Red Cross parcels, Fred Noyon's esape to England, escapees to France, the incident at Garis' farm, and crystal radio sets. First broacast on 27/11/1980. Episode ten includes: Baron Von Ausfess warns Duret Aubin to be wary of the fanatical Huffmeier; Von Aufsess and Von Helldorf plot the assassination of Huffmeier; Brigadier Snow sails with the British destroyers Bulldog and Beagle from Plymouth to carry out Operation Nestegg - the liberation of the Channel Islands; British soldiers arrive to liberate Sark - the Dame already has things under control; the narrator talks about the liberation, Huffmeier's fanaticism, Von Helldorf banished to Herm - M. Lambert (French Consul) also plans removal of Huffmeier, Hitler's suicide, Doenitz signs unconditional surrender, Prime Minister's broadcast, Snow receives surrender from Generalmajor Heine for Guernsey and Generalmajor Wulf for Jersey, final summing-up and quote from Jurat John Leale's report to the States of Guernsey; Lily talks about Churchill's broadcast and the liberation. First broadcast 04/12/1980.

Reference: R/03/H/5

Date: November 27th 1980 - December 4th 1980

Jersey Talking Magazine-November Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Gordon Young talking to Captain Ray Huzan from St Dunstan's about what he does at St Dunstan's, recording tapes for the blind, a machine called the Kurzweil Reading Machine a computer which talks and reads the written word to aid the blind, how it works, listening to the Kurzweil working, describing the machine and its processes, its uses and demonstrating how it works by typing a piece of paper and then allowing the machine to read it. Horoscope feature-Diane Postlethwaite giving a forecast for scorpio for the year. Norah Bryan talking to Andrew Christiansen who has just completed working from Land's End to John O'Groats for charity talking about his attempt to walk across the Sahara Desert, the things he encountered on his journey, what gave him the idea in the first place, his expectations, encountering illness, walking through a sand storm, carrying 40 lbs on his back, medication, how he dealt with illness, the distance he walked, walking or charity, walking from Land's End to John O'Groats, his preparations, where he stayed during the walk, how long he walked for during the day, admiring the scenery, walking against the traffic, amusing and memorable experiences on his walk, his next plans to ride a tandem across Europe to South Africa. Results of the quiz. End of Side One. Feature on the history of St Martin's School with children singing and Miss de Gruchy, the headmistress of the school. Descriptions of the creation of the school, the building of the school, the laying of the foundation stone in 1899 which had a box behind it with items from 1899 which was moved in 1980 and opened, children acting out the laying of the original foundation stone, a poetical description of the new building work and the plans to put a new box behind the foundation stone with items from 1980. June Gurdon talking to Don Coombes of the Coombe's Trust a charity for underprivileged children about the children he brings to Jersey, where the children come from, applications for 24 places to come to Jersey, the adult helpers he has, the accommodation for the boys in a scout hut, food, the usual routine for the day, malnourished children, entertaining the children, the Hotel L'Horizon providing lunch, the experience of the boys going to the Ritz Hotel in St Helier, people donating gifts to the charity, the difficulty for the boys going back to reality, the story of a boy called Johnny Campbell who visited Jersey and came back later in life and lived here, the experience of the holiday, discipline, the background of the holidays-how they came about and the support they receive. End of Side Two.

Reference: R/05/B/48

Date: October 31st 1980 - October 31st 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 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. See R/06/2.

Reference: R/07/F1/4

Date: May 6th 1990 - May 6th 1990

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