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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.

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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