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Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey)

 

Welcome to the official website of the Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey) We are a non-political, voluntary organisation, dedicated to the preservation and recordal of all aspects of the German Occupation of Jersey during the Second World War.

The Society has now restored several fortification sites, which may be visited by the public at advertised times. This is a remarkable achievement, especially when it is considered that, a few decades ago, German fortifications were still viewed as "scars on the landscape", and that very few, if any, of the present-day European organisations dedicated to this kind of activity even existed.

Founded in the early 1970s, we are a Jersey Registered Charity which is entirely run by volunteers. Meembers are entitled to free entry at any of the fortifications we manage and may participate in any of our members-only events and tours. Members also receive an annual Occupation Review, a Journal of the Channel Islands Occupation Society and published alternately by the Jersey and Guernsey Branches.

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The best-preserved collection of German Second World War defence works in Western Europe

The Society manages a number of Atlantic Wall fortifications that are open to the public for tours. Most are open on weekends in the summer months, with guided tours available year-round.

Image by Markus Winkler

​François Scornet Remembered 80 Years Later
MARCH 19, 2021

A Jerseyman At Buchenwald
FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Gunsite Anti-tank Wall - More Changes
OCTOBER 10, 2020

Visit of the United States Ambassador to the UK
OCTOBER 9, 2020

Harold Edward (Harry) Aubin
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020