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New Jersey War Tunnel exhibitions marking liberation

Jersey War Tunnels
The Jersey War Tunnels attraction was formerly an underground hospital

Two new exhibitions to mark the 65th anniversary of Jersey's liberation from Nazi occupation, which have cost a total of £300,000, will open next week.

"Resistance" and "Liberation", will be unveiled at the Jersey War Tunnels on Monday.

They aim to give greater insights into the issues and hardships experienced.

The exhibitions will feature stories and points of view of the UK Government, the island's government, occupiers and Jersey people.

They are designed to give authentic and balanced accounts of the actions and decisions of all those affected by the occupation, managers said.

The tunnels, formerly an underground hospital, are a permanent reminder of the German occupation of the island which lasted almost five years until the liberation on 9 May 1945.

The tunnel complex now hosts a series of galleries detailing the occupation.

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