A gallery of photographs of German troops at work during the Occupation of Jersey

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A detachment of German troops marches through Charing Cross in 1940
There is a stark contrast between these two pictures taken only a few months apart. The top picture shows the Royal Jersey Militia marching through the streets of St Helier in 1939. Not many weeks had passed before the island had beeh occupied by German troops in the summer of 1940 and it was soldiers of the Wehrmacht who were marching through the streets of town. The upper picture was taken quite openly; the picture below was taken clandestinely through curtained windows. Discovery would have incurred a severe penalty for the photographer
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A German staff car outside the churchyard at St Brelade
Troops at the Airport
A German staff car - a commandeered local vehicle - passes through King Street
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1940 band parade

Elizabeth Castle propaganda photographs

These photographs of German troops on Elizabeth Castle were taken during the early months of the Occupation for propaganda purposes. Colourised versions of the images created by Damien Horn and originally pasted to Facebook were inadvertently posted here in April 2020. We have now reverted to the original monochrome images, some of which have been shown separately in this website for some years

A commandeered Jaguar used as a German staff car, outside Gloster Terrace, the headquarters of Regiment 582
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