German Occupation of the Channel Islands
By (author) George Forty
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German Occupation of the Channel Islands by George Forty
Book DescriptionThe only part of the British Isles that can answer the question 'What was it like to be invaded and occupied in World War 2?' are the holiday islands of Jersey, Alderney, Guernsey and Sark. Left undefended in 1940, they fell like ripe plums into German hands.Thereafter they were turned into the most heavily defended parts of the Nazi Atlantic Wall, with massive fortifications, gun emplacements and underground storage tunnels. An army of foreign 'slave workers' was brought in as well as the 27,000 German troops (known as the 'Canada Division' as it was widely assumed that they would eventually become POWs!)Amid the routine of occupation came periods of danger and action from raiding parties. After D-Day the German garrison was cut off and 'the Hunger winter' resulted. In May 1945 the Germans surrendered amid much rejoicing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850528589
(216mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - George Forty
Lt Col (Retd) George Forty OBE is a well known military historian with over 50 books to his credit. A veteran of the Korean War (he commanded a tank troop at the Battle of the Hook) he left the Army to pursue a writing career. From 1981 until 1993 he was Curator of the Tank Museum at Bovington. He is Editor of 'The Tank'.
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