Sound recording of Leo Harris speaking about the Occupation and the years after. Hee was interviewed on 08/01/2005 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Harris speaks about coming from Edimburgh to Jersey in 1939 with his family, staying at the Marina Hotel, missing the evacuation boats to leave after the Germans landing, watching the German soldiers parade, going to De La Salle College, stealing bicycles from the German, his father buying and hidding cars, the germans requisitioning buildings, moving hidden cars, listening to the radio, the German Field Police, stealing guns, house raids, escaping deportations, his father releasing North African prisoners, his brother's release from prison, the british soldiers, pubs, collaborators, leaving the island after the occupation and going back to Edinburgh before returning to Jersey in 1946, the priority of goods exportation to Jersey and Guersney, the feeling that the states should have help less, the removal of the railway lines and the german leaving on landing crafts.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/40

Date: January 8th 2005

Sound recording of Trevor Hodgskin speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 06/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Hodgskin speaks about arriving in Jersey in 1935 when his father came to the island to start a business, Jersey Motor Panels. He recounts the weeks leading up to the liberation including the German soldiers reaction to their loss of the war. He talks aboout his education and was still at school when the liberation took place. Morover, Mr Hodgskin recalls the memory of hearing about the end of the war with a radio his family had hidden from the Germans which included Winston Churchills famous speech. He shares his memory of watching the troops arriving in Jersey on Liberation Day which he watched from Mount Bingham. He describes the days following including the clearing up of numerous German fortifications and his exploration of some of the German Bunkers. He then goes on to describe the royal visit which took place following the Liberation and also his employment working with his father at Jersey Motor Panels. He recounts, following the clearing up of the fortifications the germans being captured as prisoners of war. Furthermore, he describes taking part in the Bouley Bay hill climb in which he came in second place. He also described auctions that took place of various German items including cars of which Mr Hodgskin bought a Mercedes which he used for the hill climb. With relation to motor racing he then goes on to talk about watching the Internatioanl Road Races. He describes his love of the beach and of swimming in which he was a member of the Jersey Swimming Club growing up. The Battle of Flowers is discussed being at Springfield before moving to the avenue whilst also mentioning an increase in tourism post war and also agriculture. With regards to entertainment Mr Hodgskin discusses going to the cinema, such as The Forum and West Cinema whilst also mentioning frequenting West Park Pavillion as well as other dance halls such as the one at Jersey Sports Stadium. He goes on to discuss the death of King George VI along with the coronation of Elizabeth II.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/41

Date: October 4th 2006

Sound recording of Jessie Holley speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 18/02/2005 by Marleen Hocquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Holley speaks about the outbreak of the war when she was 18 years old in Jersey where she heard the news over the radio. She speaks about her husband leaving for England to work for several years before he could be accepted for the Navy. Moreover, she states that she was on holiday in Southhampton at the time of the occupation so decided to stay in Engalnd so was not present in Jersey at the time of the occupation. She also details the experieince of numerous air raids and taking cover in bomb shelters. She details her return to Jersey in 1945 where she describes the continuation of the rationing post war in which she describes the application process she had to go through to be allowed back into the island. Morover, she details the return of The Battle of Flowers on the avenue and also the final Battle of flowers before the war in which she took part. Mrs Holley also describes watching the International Road Races which took place post war, the first of which took place in 1947. She describes her surprise at seeing the German fortifications upon her return including the underground hospital where her mother recounted seeing prisoners of war including women and children.Furthermore, she recounts the increase in tourism post war and speaks about a guest house which she ran briefly.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/42

Date: February 18th 2005

Sound recording of Frank Le Bredonchel speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 11/04/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Le Bredonchel speaks about [waiting for transcript].

Reference: C/D/P/P1/44

Date: April 11th 2005

Sound recording of Therese Le Breuilly speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 20/04/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Breuilly speaks about [waiting for digital recording and transcript]

Reference: C/D/P/P1/46

Date: April 20th 2005

Sound recording of Joan Le Clerq speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 02/12/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Clerq speaks about her experience of Liberation Day and witnessing the soldiers arrival as the island was liberated. She describes the feeling of the locals post war and her marriage which took place shortly following the liberation and before the royal visit whcih she recounts also. She highlights the difficulties of buying clothes following the occupation in which there was still rationing of food also. Moreover, she discusses her home, the town, community atmosphere and the increase in tourism post war especially during the summer months. She talks about visiting the cinemas including The Forum, The Odeon and West's cinema as well as going dancing at West's cinema also as well as West Park Pavillion. She then goes on to talk about the visit of the then princess Elizabeth and Prince Philp, the International Road Race and the Battle of Flowers. She concludes with her memories of the coronation.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/47

Date: December 2nd 2004

Sound recording of Iris Le Feuvre speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 29/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Feuvre speaks about going to Royal Square on Liberation day, the joy in the air, the Germans leaving, people going to the Underground Hospital, the dances after Liberation, the Russian prisoners, shortages, preparing her wedding trousseau, going to London on her honeymoon and seeing the bombsites, comparing London to Jersey after the war, the Insular Insurance scheme, the foot and mouth disease, televisions, the Royal wedding, the evacuees and their return, the cattles, the vegetables crop, farm work and its mechanisation, working at La Masuriers, being the first woman constable, the political reform and the elections, various shops in town, the home deliveries of various products, the district nurses, the difference in her house between then and now, the increase in tourism, the battle of flowers and the fair, the official visits of the king and queen, of Prince Edward and of field Marshall Montgomery, The Muratti, motorbike racing and various houses and persons on the race track, horse show, cattle show, going to the beaches, cinemas, the West Park Pavilion, the arrival of the street lighting in St Lawrence, the death of the king and the coronation.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/48

Date: November 29th 2004

Sound recording of Bryan Le Gresley speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 22/03/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Le Gresley speaks about [waiting for transcript]

Reference: C/D/P/P1/49

Date: March 22nd 2004

Sound recording of Henry Le Gresley speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 19/10/2004 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Le Gresley speaks about [waiting for transcript]

Reference: C/D/P/P1/50

Date: October 19th 2004

Sound recording of Nance Amy Le Gresley, née Le Selleur, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 13/11/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Gresley speaks about the outbreak of war in which she was 19 years old and attending a private school in St Martins. She talks about leaving the island in order to serve as a nurse in England so was not present in the island at the time of the occupation. She talks about being based in Bristol where she completed her training where she witnessed The Blitz. Moreover, she talks about being qualified shortly before V E day. She describes flying into the island where she talks about seeing the German fortifications and rationing which had continued post war including that of fuel. She talks about the treatment of the prisoners of war kepy in jersey as a source of labour and how the island changed post occupation. She goes on to discuss the feeling of the locals towards those returning her marriage in 1947 and the running of her own shop and finally taking up a position at the Jersey hospital as a sister. She expands upon this by discussing how the hospital differed then to how it is now. Furthermore, she discusses the removal of some of the fortifications including the removal and fear of mines. She then goes on to recount her experineces running her own business prior to working at the General Hospital which she ran with her husband. In addition she discusses the changes underwent by the States of Jersey following the liberation and the increase in tourism she noticed from 1947 onwards. She also discusses the return of The Battle of Flowers and its location change from Springfield to the avenue. Similarly, with regards to entertainment Miss Le Gresley discusses watching the International Road Race as well as places such as the West Park Pavillion. She discusses the death of King George VI and the subsequent coronation of Queen Elizabeth II before talking about her parents occupations before and after the war.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/51

Date: November 13th 2004

Sound recording of Beryl Le Gros, née De La Haye, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 22/11/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Gros speaks about [waiting for transcript]

Reference: C/D/P/P1/52

Date: November 22nd 2004

Sound recording of John Le Gros, née Barton, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 22/11/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Le Gros speaks about [waiting for digital recording and transcript]

Reference: C/D/P/P1/53

Date: November 22nd 2004

Sound recording of June Le Gros, née Barton, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 22/11/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Gros speaks about [waiting for digital recording and transcript]

Reference: C/D/P/P1/54

Date: November 22nd 2004

Sound recording of Percy Le Masurier speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 20/10/2004 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Masurier speaks about his exam before the occupation, working on a farm and the advantages, organising a sport club during the occupation, the rapid mechanisation after the war, his cattle farm and varying his crops, his involvment with the Milk Marketing board, the varying number of cattle on the island and the impact on milk supply, the potatoes industy and the exportation, the insurance scheme, the sale of german horses and of the prisoners of wars wooden huts.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/55

Date: October 20th 2004

Sound recording of Luke Le Moignan speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 19/02/2005 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Le Moignan speaks about the start of the Occupation in which he was 17 years old. He witnessed the Germans first arrival and recounts the use of explosives being used in town due to the false belief there was ammunition there resulting in around 10 deaths which was because of the confusion surrounding whether the island was fortified or not. Moreover, he discusses the decision the public made prior to the Germans arrival as to either evacuate or stay, the latter of which he decided upon, remaining on the island. He details an injury he sustained when riding a motorcycle which resulted in him staying in hospital for 2 years. Moreover he discusses the conditions inside the hospital and praises the efforts of the doctors and the nurses. Mr Le Moignan also talks about the house he was living in which included German soldiers living there also who allowed them to divide the house. He talks about his impressions of the equipment/technology that the Germans had brought with them which he remembers being impressed by. Aditionally, he details several examples of ways in which he and other would rebel against the German soldiers and the fact that telecommunications had been cut off completley. He describes the end of the Occupation, the celebrations on the island along with the work to return the island to normal following the war. Finally, he talks about his memories of West Park Pavillion and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/56

Date: February 19th 2005

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