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Name: Matthew Tostevin
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Date: 23/02/2020
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Big crowds gather on Liberation Day on May 9th 1946 to watch the procession in St Peter Port.

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Big crowds gather on Liberation Day on May 9th 1946 to watch the procession in St Peter Port.

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Big crowds gather on Liberation Day on May 9th 1946 to watch the procession in St Peter Port.

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German army personnel relaxing outside a requisitioned property called The Croft in Les Canus, St Sampson formerly owned by Mrs Ruaux who was evacuated in 1940. This is a typical example of troops being billeted in local properties.

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Victor Gontier a former internee at Laufen, seen here circa 1948 with a team from Gilroy’s which were engaged in backfilling trenches and salvaging scrap at Batterie Dollmann, Pleinmont.

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A view of the Careening Hard at half tide, note the bomb and shrapnel damage on the raised walkway just before the end of the pier resulting from the air raid on the evening of 28 June 1940.

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Marching past the former White Heart Hotel sited opposite the Weighbridge, a young girl presents a pose of flowers to one of Guernsey’s Liberators on the occasion of the islands freedom on 9 May 1945.

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Two years after Liberation on 23rd May 1947 Guernsey had a special visit from Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery (Monty). During his visit he met with many dignitaries including those from Elizabeth College, St John Ambulance, Sea Scouts and many others. His tour was welcomed by all with the streets of Guernsey lined with locals wanting to catch a glimpse of Monty. His famous vehicle known as Old Faithful carried him around the island and included a stop at the grounds of Beau Sejour.

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Two years after Liberation on 23rd May 1947 Guernsey had a special visit from Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery (Monty). During his visit he met with many dignitaries including those from Elizabeth College, St John Ambulance, Sea Scouts and many others. His tour was welcomed by all with the streets of Guernsey lined with locals wanting to catch a glimpse of Monty. His famous vehicle known as Old Faithful carried him around the island and included a stop at the grounds of Beau Sejour.