You all know that I’m writing the 750th great Australian novel. So I haven’t been posting too often. I just thought I’d cut and paste a little bit for you. You don’t need to know who all the people are and where they fit in the story. Just take it as it is. As I walked back to Ben and Molly’s I felt an unbearable … Continue reading Ifs and buts.
Dear Friends and other people, I intend to write a book. The idea came to me when I was in Jersey just after I had been to Ethiopia. That’s where you get malaria – in case you want to know. In Jersey I saw something that inspired the idea. It was the street with the paving stones that mentioned the slave workers that the Germans … Continue reading The Little Boats of St Helier.
During the occupation of Jersey the Germans brought in many workers to help with the construction of fortifications. I’ve already shown you a couple of these. Some of the workers were paid but some were not. Those who were not were treated as slaves and were often from concentration camps on the mainland of Europe: Russians, Poles, Jews and Spaniards. There is a small street … Continue reading Jersey and German Slaves
In an earlier post I showed you a photograph of the notice posted all over Jersey that concerned two American soldiers. Here is the notice again. This is how the story unfolded. Captain Edward Clark and 1st Lt. George C Haas were both captured by the Germans in France early August 1944 and imprisoned in Jersey. On the 20th of December 5 Germans escaped a … Continue reading The two escapees.
I went to the Post Office to send a parcel to Emma and Owen. The man behind the counter said I didn’t have the Zip Code correct. I had to ask him kindly not to send my parcel to America, Jersey isn’t part of America. Jersey is a small Island 14 miles from the coast of France and 100 miles from the coast of England. … Continue reading Jersey