Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
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5,000 Years Of History

As I have said, I went to Jersey for a weeks holiday - mostly to do with the Occupation during WWII. For those who don't know, Germans landed on The Channel Islands in June 1940, and did not leave until 9th May 1945 (and again, if you don't know, WWII in Europe ended on the 8th)

However as it's a small island many of the sites that the Germans turned into gun emplacments (etc) were used before.

On one of the days we went to La Hougue Bie, which has a Neolithic Long Grave, and a replica Long House, a 12th Century Chapel as well as German Bunkers, which are now set up as a memorial to the many thousands of slave workers that were used by the Germans to dig all the tunnels. There is also an archeology museum (and we had a talk from the 2 manin archeologists, as a bonus)

The Chapel on top of the long grave ... a visitor, and the view inside
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Bronze dagger - 1st century
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Entrance to the bunker and the Long House
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Inside the bunker
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One of the many displays
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On another day we had a lunch break at St Aubib, which meant I wandered around as this is where Mum & Dad had their honeymoon in 1952. I had tried to find their hotel, but apparently it doesn't exist any more (the name no longer exists on records 😒). But it was nice to see the town in general -

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These houses looked a lot like the photo of where Mum & Dad stayed -
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Tags: camera, church, history, holiday 2021, jersey, mum and dad, wwii
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