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.
Red Cross parcels being distributed at Le Riches, St Peter Port, Guernsey. They provided a lifeline for the civilian population as everyone was on starvation rations by the winter of 1944 with the first consignment arriving just after Christmas that year.
The arrival of the Swedish ship SS Vega chartered by the International Red Cross to bring food and supplies to the starving islanders did much to alleviate the suffering of the civilians. Here Red Cross parcels were distributed to the islanders at Les Riches, St Peter Port.
The Swedish ship SS Vega, chartered by the International Red Cross to take Red Cross Supplies to the Channel Islands. She is seen here off St Aubin’s Bay after leaving St Helier Harbour on Friday, 11th May, 1945.
The Swedish ship SS Vega, chartered by the International Red Cross to take Red Cross Supplies to the Channel Islands, at the London Berth, St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey. Note German FK vessels moored alongside and trains on the quay.