The Model Occupation: The Channel Islands Under German Rule, 1940-1945

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Pimlico, 2004 - History - 360 pages
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When the Germans arrived on the Channel Islands after the defeat of France in the summer of 1940, they and the islanders agreed that it would be a 'Model Occupation'. But as the war dragged on and Britain appeared to abandon the islands to their fate, so features of Nazi occupation already widespread throughout Europe emerged. Making use of recently released archives in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, London, Guernsey and Jersey, as well as unpublished private papers and over a hundred interviews with people - islanders, forced labourers and German soldiers - who lived through the five-year Occupation, Madeleine Bunting tells the riveting human story of the only part of Britain to fall under Nazi rule in the Second World War.

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After reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I really wanted to learn more about the German occupation of the Channel Islands. This book was the only one I could find in my library ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Madeleine Bunting was born in North Yorkshire. After studying history at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, she won a Knox postgraduate fellowship to study and teach history at Harvard University. She worked for an independent television production company joining the Guardian as a reporter in 1989. She became the newspaper's religious affairs correspondent in 1995.

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