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shown by few of the ordinary soldiers of the occupation Human stories make for a riveting read The Occupation by a few of the ordinary soldiers of the occupation Human stories make for a riveting read The Occupation the Channel Islands has become something of a footnote in Britain s history of World War II a fact that might seem somewhat surprising You would think the invasion and occupation of sovereign British soil by the forces of Nazi Germany for the duration of the war would merit rather attention And yet it seems as though all parties the islanders the British government and the German occupying forces would rather forget it ever happened Right from This is an excellent book very well written and researched that tells the story of the Channel Islands occupation by the Germans during World War II I learnt so much from reading it it s well worth a read and I can t recommend it enough Paperback 360 pp 2004Part of the book deals with the relationship between Jersey and Gurnsey which didn t seem to get along all that well There is also some notice of incest in the area A good portion of the book from that point deals with fraternization between the German soldiers and the women on the islands The lack of overt resistance is covered along "with the attitude of England towards the islands which wasn t all that goodThere are a number "the attitude of England towards the islands which wasn t all that goodThere are a number pages of photographs and a discussion of the liberation of the islands and what happened after the end of the wa. Igation did they have to the thousands of emaciated and ill treated slave laborers the Nazis brought among them to build an impregnable ring of defences around the island. .humanity shown by
I had no idea the Channel Islands were occupied by the Germans in WWII After reading this book I can understand why Everyone wants to forget about it but no one does Bunting does extensive interviews with islanders and survivors creating a personal account from those who experienced it Bunting is very British and I had a little trouble with her dialect hence the 4 star rating Otherwise an excellent account of the occupation The British miniseries Island at War available on Netflix is a fictional account of the occupation but I Netflix is a fictional account of the occupation but I a lot of the situations described by book Fascinating read about an episode that I knew nothing about the German occupation of the Channel islands Guernsey Jersey Alderney etc The Germans were substantially laxer there than in other parts of occupied Europe though they did have at least one SS camp there tooWorthwhile read for texture about the period How would we deal with an occupation During WW2 the Channel Islands were the sole British territory occupied by Nazi Germany for the duration of hostilities They did not rebel did not resist and in some cases actively collaborated How would anyone deal with that exact situation Would we passively resist the massive occupying force like some did or would we simply go about our lives in the new norm like the majority of the islanders did Mostly based on interviews with those who experienced the German occupatio. During the German occupation of Britain's Channel Islands there were love affairs between island women and German soldiers betrayals and black marketeering individual act. ,
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N of the Channel Islands this book paints an interesting picture being critical of the Island authorities and especially of the sweep it under the carpet attitude of the British Government after the liberation than those from other histories and the latter day commemorations of the individual islands themselves might lead you to expect It seems that the Guernsey authorities were less likely to protest or be uncooperative with the Germans than Jersey and that on the whole deeply conservative authorities protest or be uncooperative the Germans than Jersey and that on the whole these deeply conservative authorities overly concerned with maintaining the status uo with as little disruption and provocation as possible Not much likelihood of Heydrich style assassination attempts here though infreuent small scale incursions from the mainland kept the occupiers on their toes The book tries to recount the unhappy fate of the few Jews many of them refugees from mainland Europe and caught in a limbo when the Phoney War of 193940 came to an abrupt end and the horrors of the forced labour camps on the otherwise deserted Island of Alderney There is a good description of the hardships and what must have been a strange sensation as the Islands were bypassed by D day and its aftermath suffering from supplies being cut off from the continent and having to wait until May 1945 for the long awaited Liberation Day It is also heartening to read of the many individual acts of courage and resistance that did take plac. S of resistance and feats of courage and endurance Every islander was faced with uncomfortable choices where did patriotism end and self preservation begin What moral obl.