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  • The Channel Islands this weekThe Channel Islands this week

    Channel Islands prepare for disaster

    It was the week in which the Channel Islands' food and fuel supplies were running so dangerously low that the occupying forces had no choice but to mount a raid on mainland France, Jersey's deputies voted to build Corbiere lighthouse, and, in Guernsey, work began on constructing the current airport. Victor Hugo published Toilers of the Sea, his work of fiction set in an dedicated to Guernsey, and Terence Alexander, who would go on to play Charlie Hungerford in Bergerac, was born. And emergency services from Guernsey, Jersey, and France, teamed up for an ambitious exercise in preparation for a maritime disaster.

The Channel Islands this week
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Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney: little islands with big stories to tell. They’ve seen earthquakes and witchcraft trials, been caught up in the English civil war, faced invasion from France, and welcomed the Beatles and Rolling Stones on tour. From the construction of Corbiere Lighthouse and Victor Hugo’s flight to Guernsey, to the day a UFO appeared above Alderney, all of these stories and more feature in the Channel Islands’ remarkable history. Subscribe today.

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