Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday Jerseyblogging

The Germans seized Jersey during World War II, probably because it was closer to occupied France than to Great Britain.

Hitler was convinced the British and their allies would attempt to take it back and so built dozens of concrete bunkers and artillery positions at key points on the island, along with a fairly elaborate system of underground bunkers inland.

The Allies ignored Jersey when they invaded Normandy on D-Day, probably just to mess with Hitler, so Jersey stayed under German control until V-E Day.

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Blogger Mrs. Werbenmanjensen said...

We could have gone to see a Nazi military hospital, but it seemed kind of creepy.

7:14 PM  

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