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    Royal jewel theft police target Channel Islands

    Scotland Yard detectives flew to the Channel Islands to investigate the theft of valuable royal jewels, Guernsey police appointed its first chief (and moved to new premises), and a Jersey pioneer of self-powered flight flew off into the afterlife. We also look back at the life of Gerald Durrell who established the zoo in Jersey and used it as a base for his ongoing conservation work, France launched the Battle of Jersey, and two American prisoners of war escaped the Channel Islands at the tail end of the occupation.

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    The world’s first underwater arrest

    Guernsey zoo is put up for sale, Jersey makes its first ever weather observation, Alderney elects its first president, a Jersey wartime hero is commended for his exceptional bravery, and Guernsey Police makes the world's first ever underwater arrest.

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    The Red Cross saves the Channel Islands from starvation

    The BBC broadcasts the last ever episode of Bergerac, a wrecked Roman trading ship is discovered in the mouth of St Peter Port harbour, the Red Cross saves the Channel Islands from starvation, and Wombles author Liza Beresford dies in Alderney.

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    A quake shakes the Channel Islands

    An earthquake shakes the Channel Islands, a real-life Robinson Crusoe starves to death off Herm, the Channel Islands are cut off from the outside world, and Guernsey's Castle Cornet surrenders after a 9-year siege.

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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