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The Road To Liberation - 5th December 1940

Good morning everyone

Welcome to the weekend! It is very cold and wet here and with 2-meter distancing in place this weekend it is going to make exploring interesting. Today we hope to get a new scan done at a Northcoast WW2 German Resistance Nest known as Hohe 313

Hope you all have a great day.


Occupation Focus

80 years ago today 5th of December 1940

Today would be the 158th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,616 days remaining. "The price of skimmed milk increased to ld. per quart ; it is believed that the Germans want to skim all milk sold to the public, but that the necessary dairy plant is inadequate. Orders published concerning declarations of presence and prohibitions of residence " and " protection against pillage "—no doubt the Germans understand what they mean, for we do not! The local team plays a German Air Force XI at football and beats them 5-1. " Leslie Sinel Civilian working at the Evening Post (Jersey)


Further afield

80 years ago today

5th of December 1940

The British destroyer HMS Cameron was damaged by German aircraft while in drydock at Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom, killing 14. As the drydock flooded, she capsized and would remain so until Feb 1941. On the same day 80 years ago the below advert was in newspapers in Wales. The local savings committee was raising £750k to help the Government fund the cost of two destroyers. So in WW2 roughly a destroyer would cost £375k. In today's money that is about £18 million. A huge amount for locals to raise.


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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