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Heritage Services holds an archive of material relating to the German Occupation of the Island of Guernsey during the Second World War. The archive includes recent video and audio interviews that were conducted with those people who remained on the Island during the Occupation as well as those who were evacuated from the Island shortly before the Germans arrived. In addition, information and documentation is held that relates to those individuals who were deported from the Island to Prison Camps and the hardships they had to endure. The German Occupation Archive also includes a considerable amount of Island wartime documentation, photographs, 2-D and 3-D objects which have survived from the 1940-45 period. Heritage Services also exhibits a representative sample of this material on a permanent basis as well as exhibiting more material from the Collection in temporary exhibitions as time allows.
Heritage Services operates the following Museum sites;
Castle Cornet - Maritime Museum
Castle Cornet - The Story of Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet - 201 Squadron ( Guernsey's Own ) RAF Museum
Castle Cornet - Royal Guernsey Militia Museum

Fort Grey - Shipwreck Museum

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery - The Story of Guernsey
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery - The Museum hosts a number of temporary exhibitions each year. enquiries should be made to the Museum.

Stories contributed by Guernseymuseum

Gas masks - 1940
Anticipation of Evacuation
Anticipation of Evacuation II
Missed the boat - Allowed to Sleep-In
Should We Evacuate? Kaye Le Cheminant
Should We Evacuate? Molly Bihet
Should We Evacuate? Stayed to Look After Grandmother
Missed the Boat - Missed Evacuation
Should We Evacuate? -Jean Budden
Should We Evacuate? Gordon and Len
Evacuation Decision Changed
Should We Evacuate? -Myrtle Tabel
Why We Stayed
Almost Everyone Else Had Gone...
The Bombing of Guernsey Harbour 28th June 1940
The Bombing of Guernsey Harbour -Kaye Le Cheminant
Air Raid - Guernsey 1940. Hiding under the stairs
The Bombing of Guernsey Harbour -Jean Budden
Bombing of Guernsey Harbour 1940
The Bombing of St Peter Port Harbour 1940 - Hiding from the Planes
Hearing of the Bombing of St Peter Port Harbour 1940
Bombing of St Peter Port Harbour 1940
The Germans Arrive — 'They're Here!' 30th June 1940icon for Recommended story
The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940
The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. Germans in Town
The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. Corrugated Iron Planes
The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940 Planes Arrive
The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. First Impressions
The Germans Arrive - Guernsey 1940. The First Plane
School life under German occupation. School at the Vale Chapel
School life under German occupation. School at Kingsley House
School life under German occupation. Starting school at Torteval
School Life Under German Occupation
School life under German occupation. Sandwich Lunch
School life under German occupation. Disruption
School life under German occupation. Smoking accident
School life under German occupation. Potato flour
School life under German occupation. Starting school
School life under German occupation. Schools moved around
School life under German occupation. Schools at Cobo and Albecq
School life under German occupation. School at the Haye du Puits
School life under German Occupation. Shortage of Reading Books
School life under German occupation. Hot milk and Plasticene
School life under German occupation. Back to teaching
School life under German occupation, and after
School life under german occupation. School at the Grandes Maisons
School life under German occupation. Buggies
School life under German occupation. Shrapnel injuries
School life under German occupation. Bullets in the fire
School life imder German occupation - learning German 2
School life under german occupation - German Leaflets
School life under German occupation - learning German 1
School life under German occupation - learning German
School Life under German occupation - German test
School life under German occupation - not learning German well
School life under German occupation - leaflets
Occupation soup kithen
Occupation School Meals - watery soup
Occupation -food
occupation School meals - washing up
Occupation School meals - bring your own vegetables for soup
Occupation School meals
Occupation - Milk Ration
Occupation - free milk out of jam jars
occupation - free milk
German Occupation - School sports
German occupation - Artilllery firing
German occupation - artillery practice
Living with the Germans - missing their children
Living with the Germans - Sunday afternoons
Living with the germans - carrying twigs
Living with the germans - large horses
Living with the Germans - Sweets and a car ride
Living with the Germans - a horse ride
Living with the Germans - medical supplies
Living with the germans - grenade practice
Living with the Germans - Germans next door
Living with the Germans - house search
Living with the Germans - Canadian air raid
Living with the Germans - Anti-landing poles
Living with the Germans - danger from Shrapnel
Living with the Germans - Tanks
Living with the Germans - air raids
Living with the Germans - Artillery practice
Living with the Germans - Air Raids - finding shrapnel
Living with the Germans - air raid - unexploded bombs
Red cross messages
Living with the Germans - crystal sets
Living with the Germans - Crystal Sets forbidden
Living with the Germans - search for crystal set
Living with the Germans - Crystal set seen
Living with the Germans - Money
Living with the germans - Slave workers
Living with the Germans - starving slave workers
Living with the Germans - Slave worker's huts
Living with the Germans - Russian and Polish Slave workers
Slave workers leaving Guernsey for Aldernsy
Slave workers laying railway
German Slave Workers
Living with the germans - two types
Living with Germans - kindness to children
Living with Germans - kindness - Sweets
Living with Germans - Kindness - Sweets and biscuits
Living with the Germans
Living with the Germans - imitation
Living with the Germans - the good
Living with the Germans - bands and singing
Living with the Germans - kindness
Living with the Germans - News
Living with the Germans - rifles are heavy
LIVING WITH THE GERMANS - The good……
Living with the germans - the good...(gift of soup)
Living with the Germans - House commandeered
LIVING WITH THE GERMANS — The not so good……
Living with the Germans - the not so good
LIVING WITH THE GERMANS — Clothes shortages and riding your bike on the wrong side
LIVING WITH THE GERMANS — The not so good…….
Living with the Germans - horses
Living with the Germans. The Commandant's dog
Living under occupation - HAVING FUN!
Living under occupation - dentistry
Living under occupation - Cinema
Living Under Occupation - Entertainment
Living under occupation - Childrens games - explosives
Living under occupation - minefields
Living under occupation - children's games - shrapnel
Living under occupation - Children's curiosity
Living under occupation - entertainment
living under occupation - children's games
living under occupation - Children's games
Living under occupation - treats
Living unde occupation - shortages
Living under occupation - shortages
Living under Occupation - shortages
Living under occupation - shortages
Living under occupation - shortages
Living under occupation - fuel shortage
Living under occupation - food shortage
Living under occupation - Sunday dinner
Living under occupation - food shortages
Living under occupation - food shortage
Living under occupation - food shortage
Living under occupation - food shortages
Living under occupation - food shortage
Living under occupation - food shortage
living under occupation - carrageen jelly
Living under occupation - strange foods
Living under occupation - home-made beet sugar
Living under occupation - crockery shortage
Living under occupation - shortages
Living under occupation - candle shortage
Living under occupation - shoe shortage
living under occupation - shoe shortage
Living under occupation - wool shortage
Living under occupation - clothes shortage
Living under occupation - clothes shortage
Living under occupation - shoe shortage
Living under occupation - cycle tyres
Living under occupation - bicycle tyres
Living under occupation - hosepipe bicycle tyres
Living under occupation - bicycles
Living under occupation - bicycle shortage
Living under occupation - soap shortage
Living under occupation - early apples and the result
Living under occupation - German wart cure
Occupation after D day - school moved
Occupation after D-day - raid on the Marette guns
Occupation after D-day — the Normandy invasion fleet
Occupation after D-day — Germans scrounging for food
Occupation after D-day — Germans short of food
Occupation after D-day — Food shortages
Occupation after D-day — Dog eaten
Occupation after D-day — Dog and cats vanish
Occupation after D-day — plight of slave workers
Occupation after D-day — Christmas Dinner
Occupation after D-day — Malnutrition and skin diseases
Occupation after D-day — Malnutrition - Grandmother's death
Occupation after D-day — Shortage of food
Occupation after D-day — Christmas 1944
Occupation after D-day — Saved by the Red Cross
Occupation after D-day — the "Vega" sighted
Occupation after D-day — Milk powder
Occupation after D-day — Contents of Red Cross parcels
Occupation after D-day — Collecting Red Cross Parcels
Occupation after D-day — New Zealand parcels
Occupation after D-day — Butter and jam
Occupation after D-day — Nessles milk and biscuits
Occupation after D-day — Corned Mutton and lack of fuel
Waiting for Liberation - the Sunday before
Waiting for Liberation - The News Spreads & The Church Bells Ring
Waiting For Liberation - The Last Day
Liberation - from the Town Hospital
Liberation - First sight of British soldiers
Liberation - Emergency Transport
Liberation - Sweets!
Liberation - ecstatic with excitement
Liberation - and waiting for the evacuees to come home.
Liberation - Union Jacks suddenly got produced...
Training Ship Conway and the RN College, Greenwich.
Battlecruiser "Renown " visits Canada
The Queen Elizabeth
Churchill and family returnng from Canada and on to Alexandria in the Renown
Mary Churchill’s birthday party on the Renown
With the Eastern Fleet in HMS Renown, 1944
Service in the Chongs of Burma in an HDML, 1944
Flower class Corvette K19, HMS Nigella, visits Cocos Islands, 1944
From the Indian Ocean to England in HMS Nigella, Flower class Corvette K19
Demob from HMS Nigella, Flower class Corvette K19
An Army Nurse travels from Glasgow to Egypt in 1940
An Army Nurse in transit through Cairo sees the sights
An Army Nurse Travels from Cairo to Gebeit
An Army Nurse at Gebeit recuperates at Ercovit
An Army Nurse in the field hospital at Gebeit
An Army Nurse on leave in Asmara
Social life in the field hospital at Gebeit
An Army Nurse on leave in Khartoum
An Army Nurse leaves Gebeit for Cairo in 1942
An Army Nurse in Cairo
An Army Nurse on leave in Jerusalem
An Army Nurse at work and off duty in Cairo
An Army Nurse on Christmas leave in Palestine
An Army Nurse leaves Egypt for England, 1943
An Army Nurse on leave in London,1943
Evacuation from Guernsey to Wigan
What War means to Me - BBC Broadcast 25th/26th April 1944
Guernsey evacuees arrive in Weymouth. BBC broadcast 25th/26th April 1944.
An Army Nurse in Nigeria. BBC Broadcast 25/26 April 1944
An Army Nurse at an American Battle School. BBC Broadcast 25th/26th April 1944
Service in ATS with Royal Corps of Signals & Provost’s Dept in Brussels and Germany
Memories of German invasion of Guernsey
Farm life under German Occupation
Five Guernsey sisters in the ATS
Evacuation from Guernsey to Glasgow
Looking after Children evacuated from Guernsey in Glasgow
Occupation Memories of a Toddlericon for Recommended story
Occupation memories of a toddler - Cheating
A Toddlers memories of Occupation - Friendly Enemy
A Toddlers Memories of Occupation - 'SEVERE' PUNISHMENT.
A toddlers memories of Occupation - MILITARY EXERCISES.
Occupation Stories "Complaints Procedure"
A toddlers Memories of Occupation - Musical propaganda
A toddlers Memories of Occupation - Sugar Beet
MEMORIES OF GUERNSEY OCCUPATION - FOOD SHORTAGES
The Occupation Intermediate School, Guernsey
English leaflets forbidden
MEMORIES OF LIBERATION
The Vauxbelets School, Guernsey, evacuates to Eccles
VAUXBELET COLLEGE EVACUATED FROM GUERNSEY TO ECCLES AND HALE
A GUERNSEY EVACUEE IN BILLETS IN HALE
Air Raids in manchester
The Vauxbelets College, evacuated from Guernsey, restarts in Hale.
A Guernsey Evacuee in Hale receives news of his family
WORK AT R J PATCHETT’S, CLAYTON HEIGHTS
Cycling around Bradford
Cramped domestic accommodation in Bradford
The Bombing of Pembroke Dock
Air raids in Kent
An Evacuee returns home to Kent from Taunton after VEday
A child evacuated from Guernsey to St Helens
A Guernsey Evacuee in St Helens
Evacuation and the German arrival in Guernsey
Life in Alderney on a working party during the German Occupation
A visit to St Malo during the German Occupation of Alderney
The Mission Band during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Food Sortages during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Memories of the Liberation of Guernsey
Sisters evacuated from Guernsey to Glasgow and Paisley
Two Guernsey sisters' experiences as evacuees in Paisley
A Guernsey Evacuee family in Bradford
Return to Guernsey from Bradford
Railway accident in Guernsey
A guernsey Evacuee in Irby,
A Guernsey family evacuated to manchester
A Guernsey Evacuee family in Linclonshire
A Guernsey evacuee teenager in Lincolnshire
Channel islands Society meetings in Lincoln
A Guernsey Evacuee in the Royal Observer Corps
Evacuees return to Guernsey from Lincolnshire
Guernsey Evacuees meet escapers from Guernsey
A three-year-old remembers the Liberation of Guernsey
A Guernsey two-year-old remembers D-Day
Christmas Dinner in Guernsey, 1944
Food shortages in Guernsey as seen by a toddler.
Post-liberation memories of a Guernsey three-year-old
Family Anecdotes of the Occupation of Guernsey
Guernsey sisters evacuated to Glasgow, Chesterfield, and Bridgwater
A visit to the War-time harbourmaster of Guernsey
Catholic Schools evacuated from Guernsey to Cheshire.
Foster parent plan for war children assists Guernsey Evacuees
La Chaumiere School returns to Guernsey after the Occupation
return to Guernsey - a song
A Rush to get Married
Bombing of an Open City- St Peter Port
Betrayed by an informer
The Germans requisition Guernsey housing
The Germans search for Forbidden Radios
The Germans in Guernsey
The Emergency Hospital during the German Occupation of Guernsey
German Occupation - Shortages
Liberation
The Jewish situation in Guernsey as I saw it, 1940-1945
Memories of Evacuation from Guernsey to Oldham
The Germans search for illicit radios in Guernsey
The evacuation of schoolchildren from Guernsey
Working at the "Guernsey Star" during the German Occupation
The Germans in Guernsey
Memories of the Organisation Todt Slave workers in Guernsey
The arrival of the S.S. Vega in Guernsey with Red Cross parcels
Food shortages during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Memories of D-Day in RAF Air-Sea rescue
Life in RAF Air-Sea Rescue.
A Motor Mechanic during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Memories of Graham Buckingham
Bicycle repairing under difficulties during the German Occupation
Chased by Germans on Bicycles.
In Prison in Guernsey during the German Occupation.
Bad behaviour of billeted German Officers in Guernsey
Deportation Party
German Bombing of Guernsey, 1940
The start of the German Occupation of Guernsey
Agricultural labour in Guernsey during the German Occupation
Working for the Occupying Forces during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Agricultural Labour during the German Occupation of Guernsey
A Sunderland flying boat seen in Guernsey
Bottle Batteries for Radios
Radio Soup
Making Salt during the German occupation of Guernsey
Collecting Carrageen during the German Occupation of Guernsey
A change of job
Cats, Dogs, and Limpets during the German Occupation of Guernsey
S S Vega arrives in Guernsey
The Liberation and afterwards
A difficult journey from Guernsey to Salisbury in 1939
A Guernsey Girl teaches in Farnborough during the war
The Germans Arrive in Guernsey
Horticultural work during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Meeting slave workers at the Bean Depot
Listening to the Radio during the German Occupation
Carrageen Blancmange
Emmanuel Chapel
Country Food during the German Occupation of Guernsey
An Occupation Wedding
Pigs and Metrication — Food shortages and the Germans during the Occupation
The Mirus Battery
American friendship results from advertisement for rubber pants.
Liberation Day
Secret food storage place during the German Occupation of Guernsey
A Car hidden for the duration of the German Occupation of Guernsey.
The Germans requisition houses in Guernsey
No food for the rabbits
A Broken nose on Liberation Day
A Sweet on Liberation Day in Guernsey
A Guernsey footballer serves in Africa and Italy
Music exam cancelled because of German Occupation of Guernsey
John Gallienne killed by a mine
Chapel Life during the German occupation of Guernsey
German restrictions on everyday life in Guernsey
A Stolen Bicycle and its recovery
Slave labourers in Guernsey
Liberation
Guernsey States lose Fat Stockpile
Tree Felling for the States during the German Occupation of Guernsey
An Ambulance Man on duty during the bombing of of Peter Port
Working in a Geman Military Kitchen in Guernsey
Post-war friendships from War-time contacts
Morale of the German forces at the end of the occupation of Guernsey
After the Liberation of Guernsey
The Allied bombing of St Peter Port
The Germans dredge sand for a Submarine Base
German Cycling regulations in Guernsey
German Entertainments during their Occupation of Guernsey
An Occupation wedding
Liberation from the German Occupation of Guernsey,, and afterwards
A Wartime Engagement and Marriage.
Missed the boat — stuck in Guernsey
Trying to be normal — sporting events during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Birth announcements by wireless
Deported from Guernsey to Laufen in Germany in 1942
Liberated from Laufen and return to Guernsey
A Fireman’s family from Guernsey travel to Wrexham
A Guernsey Fireman’s family follow him to trouble-spots in England
A fireman’s family return to Guernsey at the end of the German Occupation.
The beginning of the German Occupation of Guernsey
Local Workers bombed at Guernsey Airport
A family of Guernsey Children evacuated to Manchester
Guernsey evacuees live in bad conditions in Mansfield
A Guernsey evacuee Coal mining in Clipstone
Return to Guernsey from Clipstone
Twin brothers from Guernsey in the 6th Dorset regiment.
Twin brothers in the 6th Dorset regiment - Home leave in Guernsey after Liberation.
Twin brothers demobbed from the 6th Dorset regiment and return to Guernsey
Schooling ended by the German Occupation of Guernsey
Contact with the occupying Forces in Guernsey
The Germans search a house in occupied Guernsey.
Hosepipe tyres and Stolen Bicycles
Swimming without the Sea
Fishing under Guard during the German Occupation of Guernsey
The story of a shirt
Evacuation to England and Scotland before the German Occupation of Guernsey
Return to Guernsey after the German Occupation
A Young Army Wife from Guernsey
Stealing from the Germans hinders joining British Forces
Not batman to Churchill’s daughter
The Germans Occupy Guernsey
Working for the Guernsey Essential Commodities Committee
Cold
Contact with Germans
Trainee Teacher during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Crystal sets and the dissemination of news in occupied Guernsey
Liberation from the German occupation of Guernsey
Soap and wool
Helping a Forced Labourer
The Royal Visit to Guernsey, 1945
Hungry Germans at the end of the Occupation of Guernsey
Memories of Occupation - Guernsey
Evacuation to London before the German Occupation of Guernsey
The Vale School leaves for England before the German Occupation of Guernsey
A Guernsey girl in London waits in vain for her parents
A Guernsey Girl bombed out in Islington
War Work at Moores in Barnet.
A Guernsey Girl in the WRNS
Memories of War
School life during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Selling grapes to the Germans
Guernsey People's attitude to the Germans
Shortage of food during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Liberation!
An Evacuee from Guernsey reluctant to return
Another Life
From Guernsey to Glasgow and St Helen's
FIRST LOVE ONLY LOVE
Crystal Sets
Death of a Guernsey Lifeboatman off Jersey
Co-existence with the Germans in Guernsey as seen by a Child
The bombing of St Peter Port Harbour in 1940, as seen by a four-year-old
Evacuated from Guernsey to England, a family never return
Sheltering from German Bombers amongst the rocks on the beach
A family change their minds about evacuating
The Germans occupy school buildings in Guernsey
The Germans evict a family from their house in Guernsey
Food in Occupied Guernsey
A Child's contact with the occupying forces in Guernsey
The end of the war and the liberation in Guernsey
A Guensey evacuee works as a wages clerk in Halifax
Life in Guernsey during the German Occupation.
Air raids on Guernsey
Misses the Liberation of Guernsey because of a patched tyre.
St Andrew's School during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Little contact with the Germans during the Occupation of Guernsey
The German Air raid on Guernsey Harbour
Circumstances force a change of mind about evacuating
The Guernsey Children’s Home evacuated to Bury, Lancs
Bombs and Gas Masks — The Guernsey Children’s home at Bury
The Guernsey Children’s Home returns after the German Occupation.
What my father told me of the German Occupation of Guernsey
A toddler remembers being deported from Guernsey to Biberach
A Deported Child’s memories of life at Biberach
The liberation of Biberach and the return to Guernsey
A Guernsey family leave Guernsey for Coventry
Bellringing in Weymouth Bay
A Guernsey family spend the war in Coventry
A Guernsey Student Nurse at Ascot
A Guernsey girl trains as one of the first Radar operators.
Life on a farm in Guernsey during the German Occupation.
The Bicycle essential during the German Occupation of Guernsey
Red Cross parcels are distributed in Guernsey
The Girls’ Intermediate School evacuated from Guernsey to Rochdale
A Guernsey evacuee in Rochdale reunited with relatives from London
A Guernsey evacuee bombed in Southall and Uxbridge
A Guernsey evacuee invalided out of nursing tries other employment
The Loneliness of an Evacuee
A Guernsey evacuee worries about her parents, deported to Biberach, and is reunited with them before the end of the war
Evacuees return to Guernsey
A Guernsey evacuee remembers wartime food in England
Guernsey Fisherman escapes from German Occupied Island 1943

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