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My Family's Memories in Occupied Jersey and a German Prison Campicon for Recommended story

My mother's fierce indignation at ‘foreigners' taking over her beloved island flared out one...

Margaret's Story - An Evacuee in Stockporticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Cousin Edna had six children between eight and eighteen months with her and her widowed mother was also...

A Child's War: The German Occupation of Guernseyicon for Recommended story

I told her 'yes' and informed her that during the war I had lived two hundred yards away from the...

Memoirs of the Occupationicon for Recommended story

The following day, dad had a milk delivery in Town and I went with him and he had given me strict orders...

My Mum's Story: An Eventful Flight to Guernseyicon for Recommended story

She had always been promised by Squadron Leader Glen Cross if there was ever a flight going to Guernsey in...

A Jersey family Interned during the War by Maurien Venables (nee Osborne)icon for Recommended story

My father was Welsh, my mother was Jersey, and the Germans interned you if there was someone in your family...

Enduring Luck in 57 Squadronicon for Recommended story

We had strayed over the Channel Islands, which were under German control; fortunately our distress signal...

A Christmas Cruiseicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

They sent a second signal, and then a Wren Officer came across in a small launch, with a Wren Coxswain. The...

The Germans Arrive — 'They're Here!' 30th June 1940icon for Recommended story

So we went down this lane and hid under some trees because we didn't know if the Germans were going to...

Occupation Memories of a Toddlericon for Recommended story

Mum and Dad were allowed to watch the Germans as they worked their way through the house... Dad liked to...

My Lost Brother: A Guernsey Evacuee in Lancashireicon for Recommended story

My brother, who was eight years old at the time, was evacuated with all the other school children from...

St Heliericon for Recommended story

Walking along the river rhine embankment at Cologne, with the famous Holengolons bridge to my rear and the...

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Evacuation: Guernsey

This was signed by the German Commandant of the Island of Guernsey. He had served the Church, the Parish...

My Life in Jersey UK during the occupation

The dances started fairly early in the evening as the dancers would have to be back home before curfew at...

Internment Camp 1940-41

My parents, my sister, brother and I had come from Germany as Jewish Refugees from Nazi Oppression. It was...

The Granville Raid

A USPC - a large American Motor Patrol Boat - was also stationed at Granville, usually anchored outside the...

Occupied Islands (Part 1)

For those willing to leave the Island, the evacuation of the islands was intended to be children with their...

Occupied Islands (Part 2)

On one of the biggest and longest raids on Exeter when the whole city and particularly the centre of the...

Travels with the WAAF

Her name was Geraldine Poulton In the summer of '39 Dad's twin sister Connie, husband Harry Hughes,...

Russian Pyotr Bokatenka time in Occupied Jersey

Le Flem senior, “Seaview”, Mont Cochon; Waltaer Bastard, “Manor Farm”, Rue De Bas,...

Memories of the Occupation of Guernsey as Told by Ira Le Sauvage

Evacuation, War Years, Homecoming: Jersey to Bury

There were six of us, Mum, Dad, Ken, John, Betty and myself... Mum, Betty and I had 5 years of dust to...

Occupied Islands (Part 3)

I'm sure some enjoyed it and a lot of friendships were made but imagine raw recruits from various inner...

The Bombing of Guernsey Harbour 28th June 1940

We took the bus to town, got off at Pier Steps, walked up them to the Smith St./ High St junction by...

One Child's War Part 6 The Evacuees by Elizabeth Chapman (nee Goodwin)

Along with evacuees from London came a number of people from the Channel Islands... Another Guernsey...

Russian Georgio Kozloff's story of slave camp and escape

Lieutenant Kozloff himself helped to bury two Russians in the Strangers Cemetery where he thinks sixty six...

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