Campaign for those in British Channel Islands who fell under Nazi Occupation during WW2

Campaign for those in British Channel Islands who fell under Nazi Occupation during WW2

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Channel Islands WW2 Remembrance Campaign started this petition to Steven Cartwright (Chief Officer the Jersey Bailiff)

CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OCCUPATION GENERATION OF WORLD WAR TWO - NEW UNIVERSAL CIVILIAN MEMORIAL. ( We mean for everyone ) We are a TEN MP Supporter Campaign at Westminster 

WESTMINSTER EDM MOTION

Winston Churchill said  in a Speech "Our Dear Channel Islands"

IMPRISIONMENT - MURDER - PEOPLE VANISHED.

FACT  - Today in British Isles we don't have a British Universal Civilian Memorial for the Occupation Generation of Channel Islands of WW2.

FACT - 2.000 UK born living in Channel Islands deported direct to Nazi Germany in 1942.

JERSEY & GUERNSEY - ALDERNEY - SARK.

Wartime population of 66,000 in the Channel Islands 

WHY TODAY AFTER WORLD WAR 2. HAS ENTIRE BRITISH POPULATION BEEN OVER LOOKED - TODAY STILL NOT ANY OFFICIAL CIVILIAN MEMORIAL??

SIGN OR DONATE - CAMPAIGN TO BUILD A CIVILIAN MEMORIAL FOR OCCUPATION GENERATION OF CHANNEL ISLANDS OF WW2.

In 1940 part of British Isles did fall under Nazi Occupation and a British Civilian Population. These people are, for the most part, unknown or forgotten. They, also, deserve to be remembered. Formally. Each person with own Story.

To have a British Memorial to commemorate a British Population that went under Occupation in British Isles. WW2. New Joint UK and Jersey/Channel Islands Memorial.

23K+ Islanders registered to evacuate, before occupying forces arrived, but only 6.5K actually left. Part of British Isles did fall under the Occupation of Nazi Germany and a British Civilian population.

This has largely been forgotten in British History: Could be various reasons why? we don't know? During occupation of Channel Islands many islanders suffered greatly, yet few understand, appreciate what they endured.

Aim of the Campaign.

We the Signed are asking for a British Memorial to Commemorate a British Population that went under Occupation WW2 ( includes other Nationals and evacuees and more ) in the British Isles. 

To Establish a permanent Memorial for the British and all Nationals went through the Nazi Occupation of Channel Islands 1940 to 1945.

This Campaign for the Forgotten Occupation People of the British Isles .

We salute your courage to stay behind and everything you went through - we will not forget you. Terrible Time and Grim.

Jersey was Invaded in June 1940, From Occupation to Liberation (1940 - 1945) The Channel Islands were the only part of the Britain Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - 

Today those who went through the Occupation need your Support!

The Campaign was founded by a Family - who went through the Occupation and Survived, and others have joined along the way, making this Campaign grow.

Jersey has a official Representation of the Arrival of British Forces to Liberate - Nothing reflects The Civilian Population and any official British Memorial for Channel Islands is still missing!

Only Some of the Information to What Happened during the Occupation.

By 1941, there were 11.5K occupying soldiers. That meant 1 soldier for every 4 Islanders - higher than anywhere else in occupied Europe.

Life as a civilian during the occupation came as a shock.  

Only British soil to be occupied during the war.
After the German offensive raced through France, the British government decided the islands were not strategically important and left them undefended.
This was not communicated to the Germans who bombed St Peter Port Harbour and targets in neighbouring Jersey, killing 44 people.
German troops landed in Guernsey by plane on 30 June 1940 - the start of five years of occupation. Jersey fell to Nazi Occupation on July 1st.
The islands were turned into an "impregnable fortress" on the express orders of Adolf Hitler.

Deportations from the German-occupied Channel Islands refers to a specific wave of deportations by Nazi Germany of British citizens who were residents of the Channel Islands.

1941 Deportation lists to Germany. By Sex and Age Jersey.

Men 18-45 1,305
Men 46-60 700
Men over 60 728 
Women 18+ 2,391
Children to 18 402

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