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  • CIMM_0072

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    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. Crowds of islanders lingered around the Weighbridge still excited from recent historic events and exchange pleasantries with the British troops sitting on the Pommel d’Or Hotel’s balcony.
  • CIMM_0071

    CIMM_0071

    Jersey Friday 11th May 1945. The Royal Court’s first sitting since the Liberation of Jersey assembled at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, 12 May 1945. In attendance were Force 135 officers including L to R; Captain C. Hargreaves, Major Anderson, making their way through the streets of St Helier to the Court.
  • CIMM_0070

    CIMM_0070

    Jersey Friday 11th May 1945. The Royal Court’s first sitting since the Liberation of Jersey assembled at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, 12 May 1945. In attendance were Force 135 officers including L to R; Captain L. Ogden, and Lt-Col W. Arnold, making their way through the streets of St Helier to the Court.
  • CIMM_0069

    CIMM_0069

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. After the speeches the St James Boys Brigade Band, headed by Dae Donavan their drum-major, struck up a rousing march and marched out of the Royal Square followed by Lt-Col Robinson and the troops that had formed the Guard of Honour.
  • CIMM_0068

    CIMM_0068

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. The Guard of Honour and the Islanders wait patiently in the Royal Square for the States Members to arrive for the Hoisting the Flag Ceremony. Lt-Col. Robinson, deep in thought, paces the pavement outside the States Buildings.
  • CIMM_0067

    CIMM_0067

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. The section of crowd at the Pierson Hotel end of the Royal Square wait eagerly for the ceremony to begin.
  • CIMM_0066

    CIMM_0066

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. The Guard of Honour is marched off the Weighbridge led by Lt-Col Robinson and followed closely by Captain Le Brocq.
  • CIMM_0065

    CIMM_0065

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. The Guard of Honour is handed over to Lt-Colonel W. P. A. Robinson, MC, RA, the Island Commander, Jersey and Commanding Officer 620 Regiment, Royal Artillery. Captain Hugh Le Brocq is on the right.
  • CIMM_0064

    CIMM_0064

    The Guard of honour for Hoisting the Flag Ceremony on the morning of Thursday 10th May 1945 are inspected by the CSM on the Weighbridge in front of the Pomme d’Or Hotel, which will become Force 135 Tactical Headquarters.
  • CIMM_0063

    CIMM_0063

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. Jerseyman Corporal Alex Mangan was kept busy signing autographs for islanders in Conway Street, St Helier.
  • CIMM_0062

    CIMM_0062

    Jersey Thursday 10th May 1945. Three Jersey lads, Private Raymond Ahier, Sergeant Winter de Gruchy, and Corporal Alex Mangan, serving with the 11th (RMIJ) Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment, in Broad Street, Jersey.
  • CIMM_0061

    CIMM_0061

    Jersey Liberation Wednesday 9th May 1945. After unfurling the Union Jack the two RN officers chat with a Russian worker (centre), Deputy Harbourmaster Bill Furzer (left) and Harbourmaster Captain Harry Richmond (right).

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  • TPL_00358

    TPL_00358

    Shortly after Liberation the massive task of clearing ammunition began. The majority of the ammunition was loaded aboard LCTs by German POWs and taken to the eastern end of Hurd Deep where the water is some 550 feet deep. This image shows the loading of ammunition at Northside, Vale.
  • TPL_00302

    TPL_00302

    German officers listen to a band playing in Market Square, St Peter Port. Note the air raid shelter sign on the wall.
  • TPL_00376

    TPL_00376

    A crowd has gathered at the Weighbridge, Guernsey to see the Red Cross ship SS Vega which has docked at the Cambridge Berth, St Peter Port with much needed supplies for the islands population. Note the German century box and the heavily protected fencing around the harbour.
  • TPL_00383

    TPL_00383

    A German SdKfz 6 half-track parked at Glategny Esplanade in St Peter Port, Guernsey.