(The Model Occupation The Channel Islands Under German Rule 1940 1945) PDF Ú Madeleine Bunting

The Model Occupation The Channel Islands Under German Rule 1940 1945Ying forces would rather forget it ver happened Right from the moment of Liberation the process of forgetting began there were no trials of Germans after from the moment of Liberation the process of forgetting began there were no trials of Germans after Liberation and no memorials for the dead no recognition of heroic acts And there s a reason for thatThe Occupation of the Channel Islands upsets the mythic history of Britain s war the belief that the British were different from the rest of the Continent that when Churchill said we would fight on the beaches and in the streets he and the rest of the population meant very word The problem with the Channel Islands is that they didn t fight not on the beaches Channel Islands is that they didn t fight not on the beaches in the streets not in the fields or the landing groundsThe islanders settled down to a peaceful occupation remarkably uickly and the island governments reached an accommodation with the Germans that saw the occupiers working through the governmental structure already in place with the pre war official remaining governmental structure already in place with the pre war official remaining office and passing laws regulations announcements and orders on behalf of the Germans Many then and after considered it dangerously close to if not outright collaboration And the process of forgetting began very uickly whilst the government issued many calls for resistance across Europe whilst the King and Churchill mentioned other occupied areas of the Empire in messages and speeches the BBC broadcast messages and programmes devoted to xiles and occupi. S of resistance and feats of courage and Humanism endurance Every islander was faced with uncomfortable choices where did patriotismnd and self preservation begin What moral obl.

SUMMARY The Model Occupation The Channel Islands Under German Rule 1940 1945

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Ed areas a tacit conspiracy of silence settled over any mention of the Channel Islands No one wanted to acknowledge that Hitler had already penetrated Britain s Island FortressAs a result "OF THIS DESIRE TO FORGET HISTORIES OF THE CHANNEL "this desire to forget histories of the Channel occupation have been few and far between Many islanders have been reluctant to talk and tracking down the predominantly Russian slave labourers from the SS camp on Alderney was well nigh impossible until the break up of the Soviet Union So this is one of the rare books on the Occupation that focuses on the men women and Soviet Union So this is one of the rare books on the Occupation that focuses on the men women and who actually lived through the war under German rule I use the term German not Nazi as Madeline Bunting points out that very few of the Germans were actually Nazi party members and there was no Gestapo on the islands as opposed to a primarily military account of bunkers fortifications mine fields and attempted raids It s an Smokin' Hot excellent read ranging from legal accommodations and personal fraternisations to small acts of rebellion and sabotage those islanders deported to concentration camps the slave labour camps thexperiences of the small number of resident Jews the hardships and deprivations and still the pleasures and opportunities of wartime Whilst it may be damning with faint praise given the aforementioned scarcity of books on this topic if I had to recommend one book on the Occupation it would be this one. Igation did they have to the thousands of maciated and ill treated slave laborers the Nazis brought among them to build an impregnable ring of defences around the island. How would we deal with an occupation During WW2 the Channel Islands were the sole British territory occupied by Nazi Germany for the duration of hostilities They did not rebel did not resist and in some cases actively collaborated How would anyone deal with that xact situation Would we passively resist the massive occupying force like some did or would we simply go about our lives in the new norm like the majority of the islanders did This is an xcellent book very well written and researched that tells "The Story Of The Channel "story of the Channel occupation by the Germans during World War II I learnt so much from reading it it s well worth a read and I can t recommend it nough Fascinating read about an pisode that I knew nothing about the German occupation of the Channel islands Guernsey Jersey Alderney tc The Germans were substantially laxer there than in other parts of occupied Europe though they did have at least one SS camp there tooWorthwhile read for texture about the period The Occupation of the Channel Islands has become something of a footnote in Britain s history of World War II a fact that might seem somewhat surprising You would think The Invasion And Occupation Of invasion and occupation of British soil by the forces of Nazi Germany for the duration of the war would merit rather attention And yet it seems as though all parties the islanders the British government and the German occup. During the German occupation of Britain's Channel Islands there were love affairs between island women and German soldiers betrayals and black marketeering individual act. .