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Memorial planned for World War II Guernsey deportees

21 March 10 09:39 GMT

A memorial could be erected to islanders who were deported from Guernsey to Germany during the Nazi occupation of World War II.

Residents who were not born in Guernsey or who had served as officers in the armed forces were deported to camps in Germany during 1942 and 1943.

Guernsey currently has no memorial for the more than 2,000 deported islanders.

A granite plaque has been proposed for the harbour wall near the spot where they were forced on to ships.

The planning application has been put forward by the Culture and Leisure department.

Islanders deported from Guernsey were mainly imprisoned in Biberach, Wurzach and Laufen camps.

Most survived to return to the island after the war.

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