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The Road to Liberation - 26th December 1940

Good morning everyone

I hope you all had a good Christmas day and have spoilt yourself and if not I hope this weekend you get a chance. We have some maintenance happening on the website today so you may see the live site go down a few times but it should only be for a few moments.

Have a fantastic day!



Above is from the north coast of Jersey and is a German Anti-Tank gun position at Resistance Nest Rozel Fort. More photos info and maps on the webpage.


Occupation Focus

80 years ago today 26th of December 1940

Today would be the 179th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,595 days remaining.

" Boxing Day. Dances were held at the Pavilion and The Plaza, the German troops attending in large numbers at the last moment the curfew was extended until midnight. "

Leslie Sinel

Civilian working at the evening post


Further afield

80 years ago today

26th of December 1940

British cruiser HMS Bonaventure intercepted German ship Baden 500 miles west of Cape Finisterre, Spain. Baden's crew abandoned the ship after setting scuttling charges to prevent capture; HMS Bonaventure then sank Baden.

- 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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