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Old 09 May 2011, 04:36   #1
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Liberation!

Today we Channel Islanders celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of the islands from Nazi occupation.

I will be celebrating by going for a blat around the bay in my Zodiac, followed by a visit to the pub, things I would not have been able to do 60 something years ago.

As for the rest of you...get back to work!!
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It makes the day off even more satisfying when you know no-one else gets it

Will have to come out and get some action shots of you in your inflatable
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CERTAINLY worth a celebration!! Easy to forget the sacrifices made,..and, how close a run thing the war was!Have a good one!
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... things I would not have been able to do 60 something years ago.
Were it not so close to my birthday I would be tempted to make an age related comment here, but I am too weak from the burden of years to bother.

It is not an official holiday here, but I shall have a beer anyway to toast the freedoms that were hard fought and won so dearly.
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Zodiac ops postponed till tomorrow after work due southerlies, 7-8' swells reported.

Currently engaged in plan B, BBQ at peachy00's residence.
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Were it not so close to my birthday I would be tempted to make an age related comment here, but I am too weak from the burden of years to bother.

It is not an official holiday here, but I shall have a beer anyway to toast the freedoms that were hard fought and won so dearly.
I thought the bailiwick of donkeys did the same as us? A banner you northerners fall under when it suits you?
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I thought the bailiwick of donkeys did the same as us? A banner you northerners fall under when it suits you?


Alderney was evacuated, not occupied, so it could not be liberated. It was a good many months before the island was fit for habitation and this is celebrated with Homecoming day, so far the Donks have not been able to ban or tax it yet.

The Witch would like it noted that she is not a Donkey.
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That's an interesting assertion, seeing as Alderney was the only British soil to have German run concentration camps on it. I can't see that it was any less occupied than the other Islands.
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That's an interesting assertion, seeing as Alderney was the only British soil to have German run concentration camps on it. I can't see that it was any less occupied than the other Islands.
I think occupation is more to do with an oppressed people perhaps?

Edit: The Hague Convention does not seem to agree.
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