BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

12 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!


Occupation after D-day — Butter and jam

by Guernseymuseum

Contributed by 
People in story: 
Location of story: 
Background to story: 
Article ID: 
Contributed on: 
10 May 2005

But one thing I always remember was the day that the SS Vega came in with our food parcels and it also brought in some flour. I was at Les Vauxbelets during the Occupation and all the boys who lived in town had their bread and food parcels delivered early. They all came to school with sandwiches, nice white bread with butter on and jam and all the things they had had from the food parcels. And there I was, I don’t know what I had for my lunch, probably a carrot to nibble on, and there they were all munching their sandwiches and I just couldn’t wait to get home to see if mine had arrived. Sure enough when I got home my mother said, ‘Would you like a slice of bread?’ We opened up the food parcel and there was a tin of jam which she had already opened up, and I hadn’t enjoyed anything like that for 4 years.

© Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Find out how you can use this.

Archive List

This story has been placed in the following categories.

Channel Islands Category
icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. For any other comments, please Contact Us.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy