A gallery of photographs of German troops at work during the Occupation of Jersey
A detachment of Kriegsmarines at Elizabeth Castle
Members of the Reich Arbiets Dienst arriving in St Helier Harbour in 1941. This was a state labour service - a type of paramilitary labour organisation for German men which was compulsory for six months. These young men were often mistakenly referred to as 'Hitler Youth' by locals. They were attached to the Luftwaffe but were put to work on the German building programme and were not armed, except for guard duties.
Supplies for Jersey being loaded at St Malo in the early years of the Occupation
Troops march past Midbay in St Brelade's Bay
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