Entries tagged 'occupation'
The following 32 entries have been tagged using the term occupation. Click the titles to read the full entry in each instance.
Operation Hardtack targets the Channel Islands
Operation Hardtack was a series of fact-finding raids on France and the Channel Islands
The Red Cross saves Guernsey from starvation
As food started to run dangerously low, the Red Cross ship Vega saved locals from starvation
Alderney’s evacuees return to their island
Alderney was evacuated during the Second World War and used as a prison island
German forces confiscated Guernsey’s radios
The German occupation forces confiscated the radios on Guernsey twice during the war
GUNS founder Charles Machon died
Machon had suffered from an ulcer and didn't receive the treatment he required in custody.
Hitler ordered the Channel Islands’ fortification
Hitler integrated Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney into the Nazi's Atlantic Wall defences.
Sark was the target of Operation Basalt
Operation Basalt had been an information-gathering raid
Guernsey switched to Reichsmarks
The currency exchange was just one of several changes under occupation
“Let em starve,” said Churchill
Nobody's sure whether he wanted the Germans or everyone on Guernsey to starve
Occupation president Ambrose Sherwill died
Sherwill had been the first president of the Controlling Committee