WWII

Major Marie Ozanne

The staff of the Library would like to thank Steven Spencer, Archivist & Deputy Director of the Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, William Booth College, for supplying us copies of some of the letters Major Marie Ozanne wrote to the German Commandant of Guernsey during the Occupation. In these she offers to take the place of people arrested for resistance, for example, to be…

Timmer Limited

Material from the Timmer growing business from 1943-45 has been donated, including office and personal diaries, letters, and photographs, and is available to view at at the Library. For the activities of Gerrit Timmer during the Occupation see William Bell, Guernsey Occupied but never conquered, Exeter: Studio, 2002 . The same donor has also kindly presented us with a rent book from the early…

Lovell family papers

The Library recently received a superb donation of family and business papers, photographs and newspapers from the Lovell family of Guernsey, a fine addition to our steadily accumulating collection of old Guernsey family business documentation. This extremely varied material, featuring early and occupation newspapers, commemorative programmes, magazines and ephemera as well as some fascinating…

Ruth Ozanne's Occupation Diaries

William Parker, editor of Life in Occupied Guernsey: The diaries of Ruth Ozanne 1940-1945, recently published, has very kindly donated Ruth's original handwritten diaries to the Library. Ruth Ozanne was born in 1888 and died unmarried in 1970. She was the daughter of a Bailiff of Guernsey, Sir Edward Chepmell Ozanne, and his wife Lady Frances. William Parker was brought up in Guernsey. Heis…

Imperial War Museum Paintings

The Imperial War Museum have some interesting watercolours and photographs available online . These complement the Priaulx Library's own extensive collection of photographs and ephemera from the period of the Occupation and Liberation of Guernsey 1940-1945.

June Money Working Papers

The Library is very grateful to have received the working papers of June Money, author of Aspects of War , 'a view of daily life duringthe German Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940-1945,' first published in three volumes between 1993 and 1995. The work, developed in consultation with the Education Development Centre, Guernsey, under the guidance of the working group of GATOH (Guernsey…

Recent donations

The Library is very grateful to have received donations of books and documents from various sources. These include: material relating to the conviction of Gill and LeBlond for 'treachery' in 1941; transcripts of letters from Captain McCaskill to General Small concerning the death in a duel of Major Byng in 1795, kindly donated by Charles Dace, the archivist at Wrotham Park, Byng's family home; an…

New stamps

The Library is very pleased to have supplied the images for a super set of stamps issued by Guernsey Post. The six stamps feature images chosen by the artist from the Library’s Carel Toms Collection of photographs. We are sure they will prove popular with collectors as well as those with an interest in the Second War. The Guernsey Press are asking for help to identify the people shown in the…

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