Publisher description for The changing face of the Channel Islands occupation : record, memory, and myth / by Hazel R. Knowles Smith.


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This independent study has already attracted controversy. It vividly portrays the Islanders' Occupation experiences and explores the most hotly disputed issues, including collaboration, resistance and starvation; the fate of missing forced workers; the question of whether Island Officials knowingly sent three Jewish women to their deaths in Auschwitz; whether the Islands' experiences were unique, or whether they would have provided the blueprint for Hitler's planned occupation of Britain, and many more. The study discusses, disputes and often refutes what are today becoming received ideas, which frequently seek to imply a "shameful" wartime past.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Channel Islands.
Channel Islands -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.