The Road to Liberation - 14th February 1941
Hope you are wrapping up warm or by the fire, still very cold temperatures on the islands mixed with strong winds. Enjoy your Sunday!
80 years ago today in Jersey 14th February 1941
Today would be the 229th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,545 days remaining.
Local diaries record an order that telephone calls must not last more than 3 minutes.
More information issued to islanders on rationing issued 80 years ago in the Evening Post:
14th February 1941
The commonwealth graves commission record 97 deaths this day 80 years ago, the average age was 27.
On the night of the 14th/15th oil plants at Horaburg and Gelsenkirchen were bombed together with the power station and inland port of Duisburg. Thirty-seven aircraft also successfully attacked the docks at Boulogne.
Two British M.T.B.'s laid mines off the Belgian Coast.
German submarine U-101 sank British ship Holystone 400 miles west of Ireland at 2257 hours, killing 40.