The Road to Liberation - 15th December 1940
Good morning everyone
I hope you are all well, I am still behind on emails so please don't think I am ignoring you ;0)
Remote management of sites during this phase of lockdown is going well and both the Tunnels and the Tower are all doing well and water levels are minimum.
Have a great day.
Strongpoint Plemont (above), during the Occupation Plemont headland, was a key defence area covering the communications cable to Guernsey. More information, maps and photos on our website link.
Four light Machine Guns
One Heavy Machine Gun
Two 5cm mortar
One 20cm Spigot mortar
One FT17 Tank Turret with 3.7cm & Machine Gun
Five Defence flamethrowers
One APX Tank Turret with Machine Gun
One Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Mount
80 years ago today 15th of December 1940
Today would be the 168th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,606 days remaining.
"A young man sentenced to a month imprisonment by the Germans for reading a pamphlet dropped by the R.A.F. Soap is now being made locally, and German periodicals are at the Public Library. "
Civilian working at the Evening Post
80 years ago today
15th of December 1940
British submarine HMS Thunderbolt (above) sank Italian submarine Tarantini off the Bay of Biscay, France. There were no survivors.
HMS Thunderbolt (N25) was a T-class submarine originally called HMS Thetis. Thetis sank during sea trials on 1 June 1939 with 4 survivors out of 103 people on board. The boat was raised, repaired, and commissioned in 1940 as HMS Thunderbolt and was sunk on 14 March 1943 by the Italian corvette Cicogna.
The December book recommendation is "The Americans on D-Day."
This book has 450 dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation and is available on kindle! Click the photo to find out more. It also would make a fantastic Christmas Present.