The liberation of Jersey celebrated with a new stamp issue

May 9th, 2015 hurries to inform that Jersey Post has prepared for releasing a set of stamps on theme "Victory and Liberation". The issue consists of six items that are to be put into circulation on the 9th of May.

During the first year of World War Two, as western Europe fell to the forces of Nazi Germany and France became occupied, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill decided to demilitarise the Channel Islands to save them from destruction. In 1944, following the Allied D-Day landings, as the area to the west of the Cherbourg Peninsula adjacent to the Islands became cut off, food became scarce and life on the Islands was very hard for Islanders and Germans alike.

But the tide had turned; with the final surrender of German forces in Europe on the 8 May 1945, Islanders collected around previously forbidden radios to hear Churchill announce "…and our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today".

The Channel Islands were liberated from Nazi occupation on 9 May 1945.

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