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Occupation after D-day — Butter and jam

by Guernseymuseum

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Guernseymuseum
People in story: 
FRED GALLIENNE
Location of story: 
Guernsey
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4043071
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.
FRED GALLIENNE

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