Entries tagged 'war'
The following 57 entries have been tagged using the term war. 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
Castle Cornet surrenders to Guernsey
Castle Cornet was a royalists' stronghold when the rest of Guernsey supported parliament
Alderney’s evacuees return to their island
Alderney was evacuated during the Second World War and used as a prison island
Guernseyman Herbert Le Patourel wrongly thought killed
Guernsey-born Herbert Wallace Le Patourel was in Tunisia, commanding Z Company, when his men came under bombardment.
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry memorial was unveiled
The RGLI memorial as Masnieres remembers the soldiers' losses at the Battle of Cambrai
A Lancaster bomber crashed on Sark
The Allied aircraft crashed on Sark while on its way back from a bombing raid on Stuttgart
Guernsey recruits caused concern in Parliament
Despite their independence, Guernsey and Jersey frequently come up in Parliament. On 21 November 1916, with the First World War raging, Ian Malcolm, MP for Croydon, voiced his concerns about two recruits to the Royal Court. According to Hansard, the official record of proceedings in the house, he asked the Home Secretary, Herbert Samuel, …whether […]
A plane crashed on Crevichon
The Heinkel He 111 had been bound for London but was unable to deliver its bombs on the city
German forces confiscated Guernsey’s radios
The German occupation forces confiscated the radios on Guernsey twice during the war