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Operation Hardtack targets the Channel Islands 28th December
The Red Cross saves Guernsey from starvation 27th December
Castle Cornet surrenders to Guernsey 17th December
Alderney’s evacuees return to their island 15th December
Guernseyman Herbert Le Patourel wrongly thought killed 3rd December
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry memorial was unveiled 30th November
A Lancaster bomber crashed on Sark 23rd November
Guernsey recruits caused concern in Parliament 21st November
A plane crashed on Crevichon 19th November
German forces confiscated Guernsey’s radios 18th November
GUNS founder Charles Machon died 26th October
Hitler ordered the Channel Islands’ fortification 20th October
Sark was the target of Operation Basalt 3rd October
Guernsey switched to Reichsmarks 2nd October
“Let em starve,” said Churchill 27th September
Occupation president Ambrose Sherwill died 25th September
Occupation resister Winifred Green was deported 21st September
Guernsey commando Hubert Nicolle died 19th September
6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment fought at the Somme 8th September
The post-Occupation military government was disbanded 25th August
Police found a bomb in Bluebell Wood 14th August
The RAF bombed Guernsey Airport 9th August
Albert Lamy appointed Guernsey Police Chief Officer 30th July
Guernsey Controlling Committee’s Sir John Leale died 22nd July
First Commando raid of the Second World War 8th July
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Museum opens 6th July
Alderney is occupied by German forces 2nd July
Guernsey suffered its first and only air raid 28th June
First meeting of Guernsey’s Controlling Committee 25th June
Guernsey chose England over France 24th June
Guernsey’s school children were evacuated 21st June
The Channel Islands were demilitarised 15th June
Occupying forces confiscated Guernsey’s radios 8th June
The king and queen celebrated Guernsey’s liberation 7th June
GUNS writer Joseph John Gillingham was deported 4th June
Occupation stories occupy the mainland papers 30th May
Guernsey woman advised to leave for her safety 29th May
John Doyle was appointed Lieutenant-Governor 23rd May
Wartime diplomat Wilfred Gallienne born in Guernsey 20th May
Alderney was liberated at the end of the second world war 16th May
British papers reported Dame of Sark’s deportation 14th May
Guernsey was liberated from German occupation 9th May
Alderney debated in the House of Commons 6th May
Guernsey deportee, nurse Gladys Skillett was born 2nd May
Three Jewish women are deported from Guernsey 21st April
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry fights at Ypres 14th April
Battery Mirus was test fired for the first time 13th April
An occupation-era minefield is discovered at L’Ancresse 5th April
Enemy at the Door comes to the end of its run 29th March
Soldiers staged a mutiny at Fort George 21st March
Birth of Baron James de Saumarez 11th March
Occupying forces mount a desperate raid on Granville 9th March
Guernsey’s entire police force is arrested 5th March
Second World War bomb detonated 29th February
The last issue of GUNS was distributed 11th February
Birth of Generaloberst Friedrich Dollmann 2nd February
Guernsey opens its wartime files 5th January