The British Channel Islands Under German Occupation 1940-45, Paul Sanders. Published by Gardners Books, 2005. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 284pp. with black and white pictures, index, bibliography and sources. Black boards with gilt spine titles. Faded library stamp to lower outer edge; light dusting to boards; dustjacket has moderate shelf wear; contents in fine, unmarked condition.
In unparalleled depth, this fascinating book goes to the very essence of the occupation, recasting old questions and providing many new answers. It describes and analyses the issues of collaboration, resistance, survival culture and relations between Germans and islanders. In addition, it provides a novel approach to the fate of the slave and forced workers brought to the islands to work on the fortifications. Also the circumstances of the Islands’ Jews, some of whom were deported to concentration camps, are explored. For the first time, this book also presents an in-depth account of British post-war policy towards island collaboration and of the divergences of war memory in the Channel Islands and Britain.