German Tunnels in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark
Book published by Festung Guernsey in 2012, 350 pages. Softback - c.17cm by 24cm (N5067)
From the foreward: The Channel Islands were the only British territory to be occupied by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. What locals refer to as 'The Occupation', lasted from June 1940 until 9th May 1945. It was a unique experience that has brought the Islands more than their fair share of attention from historians, documentary-makers and novelists. Solid reminders of the Occupation remain in the form of extensive fortifications constructed to make the Islands impregnable.
'Festung Guernsey' was to be Hitler's Island fortress in the English Channel. He was determined that these few square miles of British territory would not be taken back by the Allies. In retrospect, it appears to have been an expensive folly. Like most military fortifications, those in Guernsey were never truly tested and possibly never even needed. The Allies directed their efforts elsewhere, by-passing the garrison and ultimately cutting them off from the continent.
The book is packed full with photographs, maps and illustrations, many of which are in full colour, and which offer a fascinating history of the many tunnels that were built and used by the Germans during the war...
Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have some minor scuffs and blemishes but are generally clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.