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The Road to Liberation - 8th January 1941


Good morning everyone


Thank you to the those messaging about the announced Govemrnet support for Visitor attractions and Events businesses. Sadly like all the other "support schemes" offered by the Government / Jersey Tourism we do not qualify. In this case, they have set the minimum turnover for the organisation at £300,000 per year, which we are not even close too. It will, however, provide support to many commercial operations which is a great thing.


We will continue to work hard & work with other small organisations who are in the same position and never give up! COVID will not beat us it will just make us stronger.


Thank you for all the support and have a great day!

thanks

Phil

 

Occupation Focus


Above (top) is the German Resistance Nest La Crabiere. Built as part of the anti-tank wall PzM 2 it had one left and one right-handed Type 631 casemate housing 4.7cm Pak K36(t) guns. Also included a water pumping bunker (type 646). All remain but entrances are buried.


80 years ago today 8th January 1941

Today would be the 192nd day of the Islands Occupation with 1,582 days remaining.

" Ice-bound roads make conditions difficult for horse and motor traffic. Quantity of letters received through the International Red Cross is being dealt with by the "Bailiff's Enquiry and News Office". Germans open their own Field Post Office in Beresford Street."


Leslie Sinel

Civilian working at the Evening Post

 

Further afield

8th January 1941


80 years ago this evening the RAF send 32 Bombers to Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

The target at Wilhelmshaven was the battleship Tirpitz. Crews reported bombs straddling the Tirpitz and many fires. THe town of Wilhelmshaven reports heavy damage in various parts of the town with 12 people killed and adds the comment that this was the first large raid for the local air-raid services.


The German Battleship Tirpitz was the second of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine prior to and during the Second World War.