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The Road to Liberation - 21st December 1940


Good morning everyone


I hope you all had a good weekend. I can't believe how quickly Christmas is approaching and if you stuck on a last min gift please do think about a private bunker tour all funds raised go back into our non-profit work. Vouchers are available here


Have a fantastic day!

thanks

Phil


Above is a Jagerstand Bunker at Strongpoint Etacquerel It is found on the north-west corner of St Ouens Bay. Below is a small list of what else was there and more maps and photos on the website.


2 x 10,5 cm K331 (f) Artilery Guns

2 x sMG34 (Sechssharter) machine guns in an armoured cupola

2 x sMG34 machine guns on an Anti-Aircraft mount

2 x 5cm Fest.Grw.210 (f) Mortar Weapons

1 x 3,7cm KwK 144 (f) mit MG 311 (f) Tank Turret on a static bunker



Occupation Focus

80 years ago today 21st of December 1940

Today would be the 174th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,600 days remaining.

"Extension of shopping hours announced: 9.30 to 12.30 and 2 to 5.50 p.m. Curfew for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve not to begin until 3 o'clock next morning, the closing down of public houses to be 2.30. A German Order warns once again about the keeping of carrier pigeons. The Royal Court registers another. Order concerning postal communications, and passes sentence in cases of Curfew Order infractions and motor vehicles being driven without a proper permit."


Leslie Sinel

Civilian working at the evening post



Further afield

80 years ago today

21st of December 1940


Luftwaffe bombers struck Liverpool, England. Our Lady & St Nicholas Church was hit by incendiary bombs - only the tower and the administrative block were unscathed. The raids on Liverpool 80 years ago today an tomorrow would take the lives of 345 civilians.


- only the tower and the administrative block were unscathed


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.





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