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Liberation 60


Liberation Day 2006

Tuesday 9 May marks the 61st anniversary of Jersey's liberation from German occupation. See what happened on the day...


Liberation Day re-enactment
Liberation Day re-enactment

Jersey is celebration the 61st anniversary of the islands liberation from German occupation.

States Members held a special sitting to commemorate Liberation Day that included a speech from Constable John Germain.

Constable John Germain is the longest serving constable in the house and used his speech to reminded members of the privileges that were lost during the war.

The Bailiff Sir Philip Bailhache welcomed the Spanish Ambassador to the assembly and said that he thinks Jersey should continue to commerorate Liberation Day "for ever".

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For the first time he's attending a slave workers ceremony at Westmount crematorium.

He'll be laying a wreath in memory of the Spanish men and women forced into labour during the Occupation.

You will be able to watch coverage of the Liberation Day celebrations on Spotlight Channel Islands on BBC ONE from 18:30 and will be able to see photos from the day here on bbc.co.uk/jersey.

last updated: 09/05/06
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