The Model Occupation by Madeleine Bunting
The Channel Islands Under German Rule 1940-1945

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This is an account of the German occupation of the Channel Islands in World War II, involving collaboration, resistance, slave labour and the relentless struggle for survival. The recent Home Office release of documents pertaining to the German occupation of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark has led the author to inspect the records to identify key individuals on the islands, whom she has interviewed at length about their wartime experiences. Following the end of the Cold War, she has also - for the first time ever - interviewed Russians about their horrific experiences in the "death camp" on Alderney.

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Published January 1, 1995 by BOOK CLUB ASOCIATES. 354 pages
Genres: History, War, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Within the vast body of WW II literature, only a few volumes examine the five-year German occupation of Britain's Channel Islands.

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Then she suddenly makes a rapid reference to former German soldiers and ‘a handful of frank islanders’ and leaps to the conclusion that ‘it is possible to sketch the outlines of an experience that hundreds of island women may have shared.’ In fact, photographs of unnamed women with Germans do not...

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