Occupation of Guernsey
194028th JUNE - Air attack over St Peter Port harbour. Tomato trucks awaiting export are heavily bombed by German aircraft killing 33 people and injuring many more, these attacks then continue at several other sites across the island. The BBC then announce the demilitarisation of the island on the 9 o`clock news. 1st JULY - Major Albrecht Lanz arrives at Guernsey airport, he is the first military Commander to arrive in the island.
1941As the war in the west changes tack, Hitler focuses on building fortifications in the island to turn the Channel Islands into a 'Impregnable Fortress' as detailed in the Fortification Directive.
Later in the year thousands of workers from the Organisation Todt arrive to commence work on the fortifications around the island.