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Occupation to Liberation

The Island of Jersey today bears many scars from Germany’s five-year military occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. Hitler demanded the Islands be turned into ‘impregnable fortresses'.

The adventure starts here

The Occupation of Jersey (1940 - 1945)

The Occupation of Jersey (1940 - 1945)

The Occupation of Jersey (1940 - 1945)

The German Occupation of Jersey began two weeks after the British government had...
The Liberation of Jersey (May 9th 1945)

The Liberation of Jersey (May 9th 1945)

The Liberation of Jersey (May 9th 1945)

The Island of Jersey was liberated on May 9th 1945 - this is re-enacted every ye...
Heritage Festival 2015 :: 03 April - 11 May

Heritage Festival 2015 :: 03 April - 11 May

Heritage Festival 2015 :: 03 April - 11 May

2015 celebrates the 70th anniversary of the islands' Liberation. Join islanders ...
Liberation Day 2015

Liberation Day 2015

Liberation Day 2015

On May 9th every year Jersey celebrates the anniversary of the Liberation of the...
'Resistance' and 'Liberation'

'Resistance' and 'Liberation'

'Resistance' and 'Liberation'

In 2010, to mark the 65th anniversary of the island’s liberation, Jersey War Tun...
Channel Islands Occupation Society

Channel Islands Occupation Society

Channel Islands Occupation Society

The Channel Islands Occupation Society opens fortifications constructed by the G...
Occupation Trail

Occupation Trail

Occupation Trail

The Island of Jersey today bears many scars from Germany’s five-year military oc...
Tony Robinson 'Nazi Occupation: Channel Islands'

Tony Robinson 'Nazi Occupation: Channel Islands'

Tony Robinson 'Nazi Occupation: Channel Islands'

Tony Robinson takes a four-day walk through Guernsey and Jersey, finding out wha...
Occupation Tapestry

Occupation Tapestry

Occupation Tapestry

The Occupation Tapestry is probably the greatest community project ever undertak...
Memorial Sites

Memorial Sites

Memorial Sites

Details of the island's memorial sites that remember the victims of the occupati...
Allied War Cemetery

Allied War Cemetery

Allied War Cemetery

The establishment of the Allied War Cemetery in the Howard Davis Park came about...
Sources of Information

Sources of Information

Sources of Information

Want to find out more? There is a plethora of online resources, organisations an...
Living with the Enemy

Living with the Enemy

Living with the Enemy

The story of what really happened in the only part of the British Isles to be oc...
Normandy Landing Beaches

Normandy Landing Beaches

Normandy Landing Beaches

The site of the allied invasion of northwest Europe in 1944, or Normandy Landing...
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer

The heaviest casualties of D-Day were incurred at Omaha and the American cemeter...
John Nettles' Jewels and Jackboots

John Nettles' Jewels and Jackboots

John Nettles' Jewels and Jackboots

John Nettles OBE stimulates impassioned debate with his book on the German Occup...
Underground Command Bunker

Underground Command Bunker

Underground Command Bunker

Built between March 1943 and April 1944 by the German Navy and extending to a de...
Sending German letters home

Sending German letters home

Sending German letters home

In December 1941 the people of Jersey were facing their second Christmas of the ...
Discover your Jersey family history online

Discover your Jersey family history online

Discover your Jersey family history online

Do you have Jersey family history and you’d like to know more?