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SS Vega reaches starving Jersey 31st December
Father Clifford Cohu is born 30th December
Operation Hardtack targets the Channel Islands 28th December
Maurice Gould is deported to Europe 21st December
Jersey’s German post delivered 71 years late 19th December
Police reveals theft of Jersey’s war achives 18th December
Occupation government head, Alexander Coutanche, dies
Occupation author Michael Ginns is born 16th December
Jersey concentration camp prisoner Gordon Prigent is born 5th November
Jersey’s Occupation peer dies 1st November
HMS Charybdis sinks with heavy loss of life 23rd October
Hitler orders the Channel Islands’ fortification 20th October
Occupation resister Louisa Gould is born 7th October
Bailiff and occupation escapee Peter Crill dies 3rd October
“Let ’em starve,” says Churchill 27th September
Jersey man gives evidence at Belsen concentration camp trial 20th September
Jersey holds elections during the Occupation 30th August
Artist Edmund Blampied dies 26th August
Jersey’s military government is dissolved 25th August
Parliament commends Jersey’s wartime conduct 17th August
ITV broadcasts final episode of Island at War 15th August
Dennis Leister is deported from Jersey 8th August
Law Lord who oversaw Channel Island refugees is born 5th August
Author and actor Anthony Faramus is born 27th July
Triple Cross opens in cinemas 19th July
Island at War debuts on ITV 11th July
Edward Peter Muels, tried for showing kindness, is born 2nd July
The German Occupation of Jersey begins 1st July
Three French men escape to Jersey 29th June
German planes attack St Helier 28th June
Superior Council is established to guide Jersey through the Occupation 24th June
Jersey refugee Hedy Bercu is born 23rd June
The Royal Militia leaves Fort Regent 20th June
Demilitarisation of Jersey begins 19th June
Batterie Moltke’s namesake dies 18th June
The king and queen’s liberation visit 7th June
Traffic returns to the “right” side of the road 13th May
The Channel Islands are liberated 9th May
The Occupation Tapestry is completed 4th May
Jersey prisoners’ liberation revealed by the Foreign Office 2nd May
Law heralds creation of wartime currency 29th April
Channel Islanders liberated from prisons across Germany 12th April
The St Saviour wireless case show trial 9th April
Occupation prisoner Paul Desire Gourdan is born 8th April
Subversive designer Edmund Blampied is born 30th March
Francois Scornet is shot by occupying forces 17th March
Another Mother’s Son has its cinema première 16th March
Occupying forces mount desperate raid on Granvillle 9th March
Jersey’s occupation bailiff is knighted 1st March
Jerseyman sentenced for Nazi propaganda
Pearl Vardon is tried for aiding the enemy 26th February
American POWs escape from a Jersey camp 8th January
Alfred Bedane is awarded Israel’s highest honour for wartime bravery 4th January