Liberation Of The Island Of Jersey - 45 Years - St. Helier, Jersery, The Channel Islands
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Quick Description: This commemorative stone at the entrance to Liberation square was unveiled on 9th May 1990 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Jersey from German occupation.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 10:32:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMM4HG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The island of Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination. It has an international identity separate from that of the UK but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey.

During the Second World War Germany feared that the UK would use the island as a base to invade Europe and so it occupied the island to prevent this.

At the end of the war the German army surrendered and UK troops liberated the island. Amidst much celebration the United Kingdom flag was unfurled from a window overlooking this square.

The commemorative stone has the following text.
LIBERATION SQUARE

This stone was unveiled
by
Sir Peter Crill C.B.E.
Bailiff of Jersey
on 9th May 1990
to commemorate
the liberation of the island
on
9th May 1945
The layout of the square was changed in 1995 for the the 50th anniversary and a statue depicting the liberation scene was then unveiled.
Anniversary Year: 1990

Year of Event, Organization or Occurance: 1945

Address:
Liberation Square
St. Helier, St. Helier Jersey
JE1 3UF


Website: Not listed

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