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We had a large flag mast at the front of the house, and during the occupation the Union Jack had been used...

Red and white hats and a sunday chorus

My grandmother was 19 when the Germans invaded Denmark; because this was so unexpected, Denmark had no...

Evacuation of The Jews, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (1943)

My father got the German officer who was in charge at his workplace involved, and with his help, Piet was...

Danish Freedom Worker escaped from German custody, Copenhagen March 1945

My husband, Johan, helped to produce and distribute an illegal, underground newspaper in Copenhagen during...

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A visit to the War-time harbourmaster of Guernsey

GUERNSEY - 1940 -1945 I expect that not many people now remember Captain Obermeyer who was the German...

Occupation Factsicon for Story with photo

However, the first Kommandant in Jersey, Hauptmann Gussek, put a stop to it by issuing orders to the effect...

Farm life under German Occupation

My name is Roselle Alarcon neé Fromage. In 1942 they started building the big guns at the Frie Baton...


When I think of the war I always think of this day when my grandmother came to visit from Haarlem and told...

The War Begins by Daniel Tye

World War two began on September 3rd, 1939, with Britain and France declaring war on the Germans after...

brother against brother

But then he lived the lack of freedom, the intollerance and the racism. and he turned his mind. he was sent...

Occupation Stories "Complaints Procedure"

COMPLAINTS PROCED URE. Mrs. Archer's brother was sent to work in Alderney as a punishment for a minor...

English leaflets forbidden

Having successfully reached my target I came down clutching the leaflet, only to find a German Officer...

"It's Not Living and It's Not Dying"

Claude Branson was in a WWII prison camp... He was fed potato peelings and drank goats milk straight from...

Living with Germans - Kindness - Sweets and biscuits

Across the road from us was a house with German officers in it, and an Italian maid....

The Bandleadericon for Story with photo

Further to my tale about the 21 Club Band here is a photo of the Leader of the Band....

Three Sisters in Occupied Greece


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