Outpost of Occupation: How the Channel Islands Survived Nazi Rule 1940-1945 :: Barry Turner

Outpost of Occupation: How the Channel Islands Survived Nazi Rule 1940-1945 :: Barry Turner soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Aurum Press, 2010, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: Britain has always prided itself on never being invaded during World War II. The courage of the Few, the small band of fighter pilots who saw off the Nazi threat in the Battle of Britain, has become one of our most cherished, most heroic, and most reassuring national myths.

But it is not the whole truth. While those Spiifires and Hurricanes were engaging and shooting down Messerschmitts over Kent, at the end of June 1940, 150 miles to the south, German troops were invading Jersey and Guernsey. The Channel Islands had been de-militarised by Britain two weeks earlier -effectively opening the door to the Nazis. Within days all the islands Alderney as well, and Sark under Dame Sybil Hathaway were under full German military occupation, and for all those Channel Islanders unfortunate enough not have been able to join the hurried…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my History Britain catalogue?

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