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The Road To Liberation - 7th December 1940

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

Good morning everyone

We had a successful day yesterday at HO19 the water levels have continued to drop from our pumping out of the water and it's looking good to resume research in there in the next few weeks.

Though we focus on the historic timeline 80 years ago, please spare a thought for the 79th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbour attack, and remember those lost.


Occupation Focus

80 years ago today 7th of December 1940

Today would be the 160th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,615 days remaining. "Germans issue notice dealing with payments for goods received by members of the German Army. The " E.P." commences a Christmas Dinner Fund, as distinct from the usual Christmas Dinner Fund, the proceeds to be administered from the Town Hall to necessitous persons, in co-operation with the Constable of St. Helier. A local Winter Relief Fund has been in existence for some time under the guidance of Deputy Edward Le Quesne. Several persons arrested by the Germans and placed in jail for the night for being out after curfew; this is one of many instances." Leslie Sinel Civilian working at the Evening Post (Jersey)


Further afield

80 years ago today

7th of December 1940

Due to rough weather, the Luftwaffe bombers stay on the ground today, giving England its first full day without any air raids since 7 August 1940. When the weather is bad, both sides make different evaluations of whether to mount missions. However, Luftwaffe fighter-bombers and torpedo bombers are operational during the day. After dark, RAF Bomber Command decides to launch and sends bombers against Düsseldorf.


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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