• Phil (JWT Admin)

The Road to Liberation - 20th April 1941

Good morning everyone.

Hope you are all having a good start to the week. We have been doing some work behind the scenes on a Normandy based Project and watching closely to see when it will be safe to return to get some 3d scanning and mapping done.

Those missing the Normandy exploring below is a scan of one of the Guns at Longues Batterie.

Have a fantastic day!

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80 years ago today in Jersey 20th April 1941

Today would be the 294th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,480 days remaining.

German film " Victory in the West " is shown to the troops at The Forum on the occasion of Hitler's birthday, the building is decorated both outside and inside. Another visit by the high naval officer (said to be Admiral Raeder) and others. The captured R.A.F. pilot is taken to the Feldkommandantur at the Town Hall and on his way there was warmly greeted by all who saw him.

Further afield this day 80 years ago

20th April 1941

The commonwealth graves commission record 564 deaths this day 80 years ago, the average age was 34.

British anti-submarine trawler HMT Topaze was accidentally rammed by British battleship HMS Rodney and sank in the Clyde Estuary, Scotland, United Kingdom, killing 18

German submarine U-73 sank British ship Empire Endurance 400 miles west of Ireland at 0332 hours; the ship was the former German ship Alster, having been captured in Norway in the previous year. 65 were killed and the military supplies destined for Egypt were lost.


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