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Jersey islanders mark Liberation Day

Liberation Parade
The island was liberated from German Occupation in 1945

People in Jersey have been celebrating Liberation Day, marking the island's freedom after five years of German occupation during World War II.

A ceremony and service was held in the Royal and Liberation Squares.

In the afternoon there were stalls selling food, drinks and crafts at the Weighbridge as well as entertainment from local musicians and choirs.

Bailiff Michael Birt told hundreds of islanders they should continue to mark Liberation Day every year.



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