Channel Island Occupation Review No.30 (2002)
With the passing of the years, the importance of recording the memories of those who lived through the dark years of the WWII Occupation becomes ever more pressing and, in this CIOS Review there are 13 pieces from various contributors some of which are briefly described below:
‘The Deportation from the Channel Islands in September 1942 and February 1943’ by Tom Remfrey. This story mainly from the viewpoint of one Guernsey boy reflects the story of all. 2192 islanders given just a few days or as little as 12 hours notice before being deported to German internment camps with no explanation.
‘The Liberation of the Channel Islands – Operation NestEgg’ by Major S A Jones RASC Ret’d. The author describes feeling very privileged to have played a small part in the Liberation of the Channel Islands.
‘Interment in Germany from September 1942 to June 1945’ by Arthur March (one of the internees). Men, women and children left Guernsey in September 1942, firstly to a reception in Dorsten near Essen, where the accommodation was rough and the food very inadequate.
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