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They did their best in an impossible situation

THE Bailiff, Sir Victor Gosselin Carey, the States of Guernsey and population were indeed maligned by Sir Winston and other writers after the war. (‘Victor Gosselin Carey: Putting the record straight’, 1 May).

Resisters who paid the price honoured

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RELATIVES said how important it was to remember family at the unveiling of a new memorial honouring islanders who resisted the Germans during the Occupation.

Setting out on the trail of history

AS THE islands prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the most significant moments in their history, the story of Liberation from Nazi-occupying forces will not be far from people’s thoughts in the days ahead. Such a major milestone, noting a precious seventh decade of freedom, will see a mix of events ranging from more reserved, commemorative reflection to carefree festive celebration of the release from the darkest period in island history.

Deportees remember

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MORE than 30 people gathered at White Rock yesterday to mark the 70th anniversary of islanders’ wartime deportation.

Occupation art online

This picture – painted during the Occupation of Alderney – was found in a cottage on High Street and probably depicts a German soldier, his wife and his child.

THE Germans left a very visible stamp on Alderney – not only in the form of bunkers, batteries and barbed wire, but through other, rather more personal reminders.

Symbolic resistance was enough

EVEN 65 years after the event, it is clear that the German Occupation still generates extreme emotion. From the anniversary celebrations in the summer to the reunions held in the UK to mark the evacuation of so many local children, the memories of that shattering time run deep.