Families divided by war: the strange fate of Channel Islanders in World War Two - Saturday 4 May 2019 (2.30-4.30pm)
- Product Code: 19 05 04 Channel Islands
- Availability: In Stock
Paul Radford tells the little known story of the civilian evacuation of the Channel Islands in 1940 as fears grew that German forces would seize this part of British territory and the disruptive five-year occupation that followed, separating families and changing the lives of thousands of people forever. Paul, a Guernseyman, tells the story through his own family, some of whom left abruptly to become refugees on the English mainland and some who stayed behind and suffered deprivation and near-starvation. The talk also covers the painful aftermath with recriminations between those who left and those who stayed behind and the problems faced by those who returned to find they could not always repossess their own properties.
SDFHS Members: £3. Non-members: £5. Includes refreshments.
Venue: The Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL.