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Escapee Denis Vibert report on early months of the Occupation

It would appear that life has proceeded quietly and without untoward incident. The Germans have had no need to apply compulsion as they appear to have received all the assistance that they have asked for. For example, when three hundred labourers were required for work on the Airport extensions about nine hundred applied.

There has been no instances of "shootings" excepting in one unfortunate case where a party of young Frenchmen landed in Guernsey, singing the Marseillaise, under the impression that they had reached the Isle of Wight. They were brought to Jersey, the military headquarters, and shot.

It is obvious the food situation is very serious and it remains to be seen to what extent the Island can be made self-supporting.

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