December No.2 2020

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Vincent and Ian JERSEY by Michael Southwell Jersey conjures up in most of us a picture of tomatoes and sunny beaches perhaps even a bit of England. Many of us can be a bit nostalgic at times and dream of how things were in our youth. The surprising thing is that there are very distinct themes for life for the islanders. Yes there are long golden sandy beaches and a good variety of shops but then as you delve in its history the much darker side of the second world war appears when the island was occupied by the German Army. We tend to think that everyone in the army was pretty unpleasant to the locals but a book on this by John Nettles sets out the real facts in detail. Some of the senior officers did their best to shield […]