The War in the Channel Islands

Then and Now

Winston G Ramsey

Date Published :
October 2022
Publisher :
After the Battle
Illustration :
650 illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9780900913228

Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 256


Besides being the only British territory occupied by the Germans in the Second World War, it is perhaps less generally known that the Channel Islands were fortified out of all proportion to the rest of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall: a legacy that is explored in individual chapters on Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark. First-hand accounts of all seven Commando raids are brought together for the first time. A summary of how the Islands’ hotels were put to use by their German guests may intrigue present-day visitors, and a review of the war museums gives an insight into the variety of relics that enthusiasts have had the foresight to preserve. The war cemeteries are described, and there is a list of every grave of both sides of the two World Wars. Annotated aerial photographs form an important aspect of the book — among them unique pictures of Sark for which exceptional permission was granted to enter the island’s inviolable airspace.

About The Author

Former owner of After the Battle and founder of the parent company Battle of Britain International Ltd, Winston Ramsey has dedicated most of his life to producing books and magazines of the highest quality and content. He started the company while running his family printing business when he was just 18 and has since gone on to produce over 260 magazines and close to 100 books, some with his wife Gail, which are mostly military themed and some non-military. These books mostly have the ‘Then and Now’ theme synonymous with After the Battle titles. Winston finally retired in October 2021 at the age of 81.

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