Friday, May 9, 2014

Fact Fiction Friday ~ The Channel Islands

Continuing our new and regular feature here at Historical Fiction.  

Each Friday we will publish an historical fact based upon the date. Each fact will be accompanied by a book(s) title and perhaps a review or other snippet.

Outpost of Occupation: The Nazi Occupation…9th May 1945 - The Channel Islands are formerly liberated by the British.

This week the book is Outpost of Occupation by Barry Turner.

I have not read this particular book, but I have visited Jersey the largest of the five Channel Islands. The Islands are especially proud of how they managed the occupation. All round the various islands there is reminders of this period of their history, none more so than the Underground Hospital on Jersey.

I visited them in 2011 and was simply amazed by what I saw. I certainly recommend it and there are further posts on my own Blog - Anglers Rest.


  1. please can someone answer my tweets or emails? is Marg ok? with her we had planned to post here a guest-post by Sandra Gulland [virtual book tour organized by France Book Tours]. It was scheduled for May 4, and it's not been posted, and I have no answers to my messages. intrigued... Thanks

    1. Sorry, have emailed you. Was away unexpectedly.

  2. I like the sound of that. Having recently re-read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society it would fit in very well. I was surprised to find that not everyone enjoyed the GLPPP as much as I did hence the re-read. This time I admired the skill of the writer even more. So I look forward to reading a factual instead of a fictional version of life on the Islands in that era.