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CIMM_0072
CIMM_0072

Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. Crowds of islanders lingered around the Weighbridge still excited from recent historic events and exchange pleasantries with the British troops sitting on the Pommel d’Or Hotel’s balcony.

CIMM_0069
CIMM_0069

Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. After the speeches the St James Boys Brigade Band, headed by Dae Donavan their drum-major, struck up a rousing march and marched out of the Royal Square followed by Lt-Col Robinson and the troops that had formed the Guard of Honour.

CIMM_0067
CIMM_0067

Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. The section of crowd at the Pierson Hotel end of the Royal Square wait eagerly for the ceremony to begin.

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CIMM_0064

The Guard of honour for Hoisting the Flag Ceremony on the morning of Thursday 10th May 1945 are inspected by the CSM on the Weighbridge in front of the Pomme d’Or Hotel, which will become Force 135 Tactical Headquarters.

CIMM_0062
CIMM_0062

Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. Three Jersey lads, Private Raymond Ahier, Sergeant Winter de Gruchy, and Corporal Alex Mangan, serving with the 11th (RMIJ) Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment, in Broad Street, Jersey.

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CIMM_0059

Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. Royal Navy officers from the LCI(L) 130 and minesweepers exchange details at the top of the New North Quay, St Helier Harbour, whilst a Jersey girl listens eagerly to their conversation.

CIMM_0058
CIMM_0058

Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. Once moored alongside the New North Quay crew members of one of the HM Motor minesweepers relax after clearing the approaches to St Helier Harbour. This minesweeper is most probably the FY PT 542 commanded by Lieutenant Idris Edwards, RNVR.

CIMM_0057
CIMM_0057

Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. The HM Motor Minesweeper FY PT 250, commanded by Lt. Leslie Jackson, RNVR, of the 142nd Minesweeping Flotilla manoeuvring in St Helier Harbour.

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CIMM_0056

Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. Local girls were eager to speak to the crew of the recently arrived Royal Navy vessels, as Sub-Lt Jimmy Cooper from the LCI(L) 130 soon found out.

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CIMM_0055

Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. One of two sentries that were posted to guard the mooring ropes, maintain discipline and ensure security of the vessel to prevent over enthusiastic islanders boarding the LCI(L) 130 and removing items as souvenirs.

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CIMM_0054

Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. Officers of LCI(L) 130 with a Royal Engineer Major (third left) from the 'Omelette’ Advance Party. L to R; First Lieutenant (name unknown), RNVR; Sub.Lt. Jimmy Cooper, RNVR; and Commanding Officer, Lt Charles Sanders, RNVR.

CIMM_0051
CIMM_0051

Three British soldiers guard the main gate at Fort Regent to prevent Jersey islanders from entering. John Langlois is the small boy on someone’s shoulders waving the Red Ensign, son of Fred and Mary Langlois. Third from left is 16-year-old Dennis Perrier.

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CIMM_0050

A Royal Navy rating from HMS Beagle’s launch is also given a hero’s welcome by a group of Jersey islanders outside the Harbour Office at the Weighbridge.

CIMM_0049
CIMM_0049

The launch from HMS Beagle was swamped with autograph hunters at the end of the Albert Pier, Jersey.

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CIMM_0047

The launch from HMS Beagle was swamped with autograph hunters at the end of the Albert Pier, Jersey. The sailor's supply of cigarettes rapidly diminished.

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CIMM_0045

A launch from HMS Beagle with two Royal Navy officers and four ratings on board prepares to tie up at the end of the Albert Pier, Jersey.

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CIMM_0041

Jersey Bailiff’s pinnace on its way to HMS Beagle anchored in St. Aubin’s Bay, off St. Helier. The Bailiff and the Solicitor General waved their hats repeatedly in acknowledgement as the pinnace headed out of the Harbour, whilst Generalmajor Wulf and his two staff officers stood silently in the stern of the vessel.

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CIMM_0040

One of the small boats that had made the trip to HMS Beagle anchored in St Aubin’s Bay, Jersey. On returning to St Helier Harbour two on board are holding up copies of the previous day’s newspapers announcing VE-Day, thrown to them by sailors on board the destroyer.

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CIMM_0039

Jersey ex-political prisoners taken shortly after their release from the Newgate Street Prison. Left to Right: Bunny O’Neil, Mr. Rondel, Charles Gruchy, Martin Le Cornu, Hugh Le Cloche, Basil Thornton, the Dutchman Siebe Kosta, and John Bisson.

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SP_0048.jpg

The gun crew of Flak Batterie Kapellendorf located off Les Grandes Capelles in St Sampson. This battery of four 8.8cm Flak 18 guns which were used in an anti-aircraft role. This sequence of photographs were taken in December 1941. Note the kill markings on the gun barrel.

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SP_0045.jpg

The gun crew of Flak Batterie Kapellendorf located off Les Grandes Capelles in St Sampson. This battery of four 8.8cm Flak 18 guns which were used in an anti-aircraft role. This sequence of photographs were taken in December 1941.

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SP_0034.jpg

The gun crew of Flak Batterie Kapellendorf located off Les Grandes Capelles in St Sampson. This battery of four 8.8cm Flak 18 guns which were used in an anti-aircraft role. This sequence of photographs were taken in December 1941.

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SP_0030.jpg

Flak Batterie Kapellendorf located off Les Grandes Capelles in St Sampson. This battery of four 8.8cm Flak 18 guns which were used in an anti-aircraft role. This sequence of photographs were taken in December 1941. Note the trailer for moving the gun in the background.

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OA_102

German soldiers with a local resident at one of the properties alongside the road leading down to Moulin Huet Bay with Jerbourg headland and the beach of Petit Port in the distance.

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OA_095

Enjoying a stroll around Guernsey’s southern cliffs a group of Germans stop for a rest near Moulin Huet by Dog and Lion Rocks with the small harbour at Saints Bay seen in the background.

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OA_094

Two German soldiers stop to enjoy the views on the cliifs just west of Pointe De La Moye which can be seen in the background.

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OA_093

A German soldier stands on the coastal footpath leading to Pointe De La Moye looking east towards Les Sommeilleuses.

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OA_092

A German soldier relaxes on a rock outcrop sited on the coastal footpath leading to Pointe De La Moye with Icart headland in the background.

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OA_091

Taken at Route de Cobo near Bouverie Lane looking towards Cobo Coast Road note, the white lines painted on the sea wall to aid drivers during the night in blackout conditions.

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TPL_00173

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

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TPL_00172

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

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TPL_00171

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

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TPL_00169

Post war commemorative service for the loss of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne.

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TPL_00168

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

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TPL_00167

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

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TPL_00166

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

TPL_00165
TPL_00165

Funeral service for Royal Navy victims of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne who were buried with full military honours at Le Foulon Cemetery.

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TPL_00164

Two soldiers who were killed when clearing their own mines immediately after the occupation are buried in the cemetery near St Peters church in Sark.

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TPL_00160

Post war commemorative service for the loss of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne.

TPL_00159
TPL_00159

Post war commemorative service for the loss of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne.

TPL_00158
TPL_00158

Post war commemorative service for the loss of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne.

TPL_00323
TPL_00323

This cut down furniture van was transformed into a very efficient ambulance which ran on charcoal gas and was ready for service by September 1942.

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TPL_00317

SS Vega in the harbour of St Helier on 3rd January 1945.

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TPL_00316

Food from the SS Vega being unloaded by Germans from railway wagons whilst supervised by the St John's Ambulance in St Peter Port.

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TPL_00315

Food from the SS Vega being unloaded by Germans from railway wagons whilst supervised by the St John's Ambulance in St Peter Port.

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TPL_00366

The Germans installed a railway network to move food and materials around the island, these were used extensively during the construction of the fortifications. This derelict locomotive lies in St Sampson along Bulwer Avenue with various rolling stock prior to being scrapped.

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TPL_00359

Shortly after Liberation the massive task of clearing ammunition began. The majority of the ammunition was loaded aboard LCTs by German PoW s and taken to the eastern end of Hurd Deep where the water is some 550 feet deep. This image shows the loading of ammunition at Northside, Vale.

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TPL_00358

Shortly after Liberation the massive task of clearing ammunition began. The majority of the ammunition was loaded aboard LCTs by German POWs and taken to the eastern end of Hurd Deep where the water is some 550 feet deep. This image shows the loading of ammunition at Northside, Vale.

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TPL_00384

This well-known photograph used for propaganda shows a German military band marching past Lloyds Bank at the foot of Smith Street in St Peter Port, Guernsey. This image shows the head of a column of troops approaching the High Street.

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TPL_00373

A German stands in front of the Victor Hugo statue in Candie Gardens, Guernsey. The 9,800kg limestone statue was made in 1913 by French sculptor Jean Boucher. It was transported from Paris to Cherbourg and then to Guernsey by steamboat before it was officially unveiled on 7 July 1914.