Channel Islands celebrate Liberation Day 2017

Islanders are celebrating the anniversary of the end of The Occupation.

Jersey and Guernsey were freed from Nazi rule on May 9th 1945 - and Sark the day after. German troops in Alderney did not surrender until May 16th.

The 2017 events mark 72 years of freedom.

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Islanders celebrate Sark's Liberation Day

Islanders in Sark are celebrating 72 years of freedom today, on their Liberation Day.

German forces left the island a day later than Jersey and Guernsey, after five years of Nazi rule.

ITV Channel TV has been speaking to some of the islanders from Sark who remember the Occupation.

Nellie Le Feuvre, 90, returned to the island when the war ended, having been deported by Nazis in 1943.

  • WATCH: Nellie's emotional account of the time she spent as a prisoner in camps in Europe



Photo shows island evacuees celebrating Liberation in Halifax

A photo has been shared online, believed to show islanders who were evacuated during the Occupation celebrating the Liberation in the UK.

It claims the group came from Guernsey, and were in Halifax when the islanders were freed from the Nazi regime.

It was posted by Gillian Mawson, who says she is a social historian and runs a group for WWII evacuees.

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