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Guernsey historian asked to share WWII stories

Guernsey historian asked to share WWII stories

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Guernsey historian asked to share WWII stories

Wednesday 28 September 2022

An amateur historian with a keen interest in Guernsey's Occupation story has been invited on to another online show to share details around commando raids on the islands during the Second World War.

Nick Le Huray authors the 'Islands Fortress' blog which he describes as being "about the Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940 – 1945. Life under the occupying forces, the fortifications and military operations."


Pictured: Nick Le Huray's 'Island Fortress' blog can be read here. 

Through his blog, Mr Le Huray has invested hours of research into personal testimonies of life during the Occupation and military operations within, and around the Channel Islands during the war years. 

Off the back of this growing body of work, and his involvement in online discussion groups about the impact of the Second World War, and the lasting effect of Hitler's 'Atlantic Wall' and the island's fortifications, Mr Le Huray has been invited to talk on WW2TV - an online network. 

Tonight's online screening is called 'Commando Raids on the Channel Islands' and it is featuring as part of Channel Islands at War Week.

Introducing Mr Le Huray, the WW2TV presenter, Paul Woodadge describes him as:

"My guest today is Nick Le Huray who runs the excellent blog

"Nick has lived on Guernsey all his life and his website focuses on personal accounts of the lives of Islanders, occupying forces, and military operations in and around the Channel Islands. Nick will be talking about the various Commando raids and missions for the Channel Islands. Both those that took place and those that were planned but never undertaken."

In confirming his appearance on WW2TV with Express, Mr Le Huray said there "seems to be a real interest in the Occupation by a new generation".

Tonight's episode, and previous episodes can be viewed HERE

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