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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 May 2006, 07:45 GMT 08:45 UK
War court archives to be released
Rare wartime archives are to be made available to members of public in Jersey for the first time.

Details of about 750 cases where islanders were tried by German military courts during World War II are being released by the Jersey Heritage Trust.

The cases document the ways islanders resisted the Nazi occupation, from breaking military curfews to taking photographs in restricted areas.

The records have previously only been seen by a small number of academics.

A third of the cases involved people listening to prohibited radio broadcasts.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to fall into Nazi hands during World War II.


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