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Guernsey & Sark - Historic Occupation (half day)

During the years 1940 to 1945 the Channel Islands were under German Occupation, during which time the Guernsey people endured great hardships. For Adolf Hitler, possession of the Channel Islands was a first step towards invasion of mainland Britain and he issued orders for the permanent fortification of the Channel Islands. Many of the massive concrete towers, gun emplacements and bunkers remain today as reminders of the five years of military occupation by the German Armed Forces.

Driving from St. Peter Port through the town you reach the unique German Occupation Museum which tells the story of the German occupation of Guernsey. It contains many excellent displays including a life-size street, bunker rooms, an armory of weapons and communications equipment as well as files of local propaganda newspapers and a brief audio-visual introduction, which effectively sets the scene.

Drive out to the beautiful West coast of Guernsey and wind around the coastal road to Vazon Bay and Fort Hommet. Visit the Gun Casement here at Fort Hommet – completely restored and with its original gun and equipment in situ, you will get a good impression of live for the German soldier on watch in 1944. Vazon Bay is the perfect place to take a short stroll and enjoy the lovely coastal scenery before rejoining your coach for the return drive to St Peter port.

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Tours in Guernsey & Sark

Scenic Island & Goldsmiths
Historic Occupation
Victor Hugo
Guernsey Cliff Walk
Sark by Horse & Carriage

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