How Has The Bayeux Tapestry Survived for So Long ?
Feb 4, 2022 | Alderney, Channel Islands, General Interest, Guernsey, Herm, History, Jersey, Sark |
Sark’s Lancaster Bomber
Aug 14, 2020 | Channel Islands, General Interest, Sark |
Guernsey’s Occupation : Resistance & Pu...
Nov 22, 2019 | Channel Islands, Guernsey, History |
Exploring a WWII Time Capsule – The Les Isle...
Oct 11, 2019 | Channel Islands, Guernsey |
Why did Britain and France not declare war on the ...
Sep 6, 2019 | History |
Guernsey’s Buried Artillery – Guns in Victoria Gardens
Feb 22, 2019 | Channel Islands, General Interest, Guernsey, History |
Standing opposite each other in Victoria Gardens opposite the Town Fire Station, like sentinels from another age, you'll find two heavy calibre artillery pieces - trophies of a previous war. They're not British or even French but German and date back not to the dark days of Occupation but to the First World War. How they came to be here and their survival through another world war, and subsequent re-discovery, is even more fascinating.
Jan 11, 2019 | Channel Islands, General Interest, Guernsey, History |
How to Win a World War – Buy all the Tea in the World!
Oct 16, 2018 | History |
Never Surrender – The Japanese Soldier who was still fighting World War II 29 years after it ended
Feb 26, 2016 |
On the 17th January 2014 Hiroo Onoda, an old Japanese war veteren, died at the age of a 91 – nothing unusual in itself – the generation of soldiers who fought in War War II gets smaller every year. However unlike his comrades this Japanese imperial soldier fought the war a staggering 29 years longer than anyone elseRead More
Onward Christian Soldiers : When the Salvation Army took on the Nazis – In Guernsey
Feb 5, 2016 |
The German Occupation of the Channel Islands is a dark period of the islands history. A time when slave labourers were worked to death in the islands to help complete Hitlers Atlantic wall defence system. Practical resistance was virtually impossible. However one courageous member of the Salvation Army stands out – Major Marie OzanneRead More
Jan 29, 2016 |
The atrocities committed by the Germans during World War II weren’t limited to mainland Europe and the notorious concentration camps. Sadly the Channel Islands had it’s very own death camps, administered and run by the Nazi Organisation TodtRead More
Living with the Enemy – Jersey’s own “Anne Frank”
Oct 24, 2014 |
There are many stories various types of active resistance against the occupying forces. Indeed many islanders lost their lives, executed by the Germans for their opposition. In this article we look at one such act which has parallels with the Anne Frank storey in the Netherlands.Read More
Why are British Soldiers called ‘Tommies’ ?
Oct 10, 2014 |
The British ‘Tommy’ going over the top to battle the evil Hun is synonymous with World War I and World War II but this slang term for the British soldier originated much earlier than this and is credited as being coined by one of Britain’s most famous GeneralsRead More
Some D-Day Factoids
Jun 6, 2014 |
The 6th of June 1944 is one of those pivotal dates in History that will always be remembered as a turning point in human history. 2014 will be the 70th anniversary of this “day of days”. In this article we look at some D-Day Factoids.Read More
April 28th 1943 – The Start of the most important WW2 battle you’ve probably never heard of: Atlantic convoy ONS 5
Apr 29, 2014 |
On April 28th 1943 one of the greatest Atlantic convoy battles of the Second World War tool place. It was a pivotal moment on the road to allied victory and one of the important WW2 battles that you’ve probably never heard of.Read More
Some Random Guernsey Factoids
Jun 21, 2013 |
Some rather random factoids about our island home of Guernsey …Read More
The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part II
Mar 12, 2013 |
Guernsey and the other Channel Islands lived for hundreds of years right on the front line of conflict between Britain and France. Islanders had to train and be ready to fight to defend their homes at a moments notice. To do this a Guernsey Militia was formed. In this article we track it’s illustrious history.Read More
Pykrete – Aircraft Carriers made of Wood & Ice
Aug 28, 2012 |
Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with strange and fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during World War II.Read More