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The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - our Liberation Day. Hear daring stories of resistance, occupation and liberation. You may find our little island is tougher than you think.

 

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Little battles. Big heroes.

Discover the Occupation years.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to fall into enemy hands, when they were occupied by German forces between 1940 and 1945. Many of the coastal military zones and inland sites are still visible to this day. Thanks to the hard work of local historians and associations many are open to the public, allowing visitors a glimpse at what life would have been like during that period. The surrender of Germany was announced on the 8th May 1945 with the official arrival of allied forces on May 9th, our Liberation Day.

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Little journey. Big experience.

Explore Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels tells the true story of wartime Jersey in a way that no other visitor attraction does. It’s the best place to get a true picture of what life was really like in Jersey during WWII. The exhibition is housed within an underground tunnel complex, built by the Germans using slave labour. In addition to the exhibition, visitors can also enjoy the war trail, garden of reflection, visitor centre, café and gift shop. Jersey War Tunnels also has an extraordinary Escape Room experience.
 

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Little glimpses. Big reveals.

Explore WW2 bunkers by night.

This is urban exploration at its most electriying. Join researchers after dark to delve into WW2 bunkers and tunnels usually out of bounds for the public. They will wind back the clock to the occupation years and show you how Jersey was made into an impregnable fortress. Feel closer than ever to the D-Day invasion, which took place less than 30 miles away.

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Little stands. Big courage.

The story of Louisa Gould.

Discover the true story of Louisa Gould, a Jersey resident who sadly lost her life during WWII. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles that were occupied during the second World War, and here we share with you the true story of Louisa Gould and some of the historic occupation sites that remain in Jersey.

 

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Little retreats. Big views.

Stay in a restored radio tower

Set on a cliff top overlooking Corbière lighthouse on Jersey’s south-west tip, the Radio Tower provides stunning self-catering accommodation over six floors and boasts a 360-degree views over Jersey's sweeping shoreline. Built during the Second World War by German Occupying Forces, the tower has been sympathetically restored in a German modernist Bauhaus style with a concrete staircase winding through the centre of the building over six floors to a wooden spiral staircase which takes you to the top floor. Original features include observation slots on the seaward side and steel doors on the ground floor.

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DISCOVER OUR BIG ISLAND STORY. 

Little fortress. Big secrets.

Occupation sites in Jersey

Following the orders to convert Jersey into an impregnable fortress, thousands of slave workers from countries like Russia, Spain, France, Poland, and Algeria built hundreds of bunkers, anti-tank walls, railway systems, as well as many tunnel complexes. Many of these sites are scattered around Jersey's countryside and coastline. Here are a few sites to look out for as you explore Jersey's hidden military secrets.

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