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Homecoming Day commemorations in Alderney

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of Alderney's Homecoming Day, when residents returned to the island after the Second World War.

During the war the island was occupied by Nazis and several concentration camps were built on the land.

There was a mass evacuation in 1945 of the island. Today marks they day they returned home.

There are a number of events planned to mark the occasion, including a ceremony at the Homecoming Memorial Stone at the Harbour, a special church service and a prayer at the Evacuation Plaque at the Court House.