Pictures of the Liberation

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Jubilant crowd outside the Pomme d'Or Hotel
First Tower landing
Part of the liberating Force 135 at the Weighbridge
German soldiers are marched across St Aubin's Bay before being taken away from the island
1st anniversary Liberation celebration in People's Park in 1946
Hospital staff with liberating soldiers
This photograph, which we received in 2019, and the central part of which (below) has been widely used and features at the top of our main Liberation page, has always been assumed to have been taken outside the Pomme d'Or Hotel on the morning of 9 May 1945. But the wider view shows clearly that it was taken outside the main gates of Fort Regent. It is not clear why liberating troops and locals would have been there on Liberation Day and the photograph may have been taken later. Close examination of the two pictures shows that they are not identical, but were clearly taken within seconds of each other
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See also After the Liberation for more pictures of the weeks and months after the Liberation

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