Hardback The people's messenger : the Occupation diary : Guernsey 1940-45 / Louis Guillemette ; foreword by José Day ; edited by Ken Tough.
Publication year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781999341565 (hbk.) :
Includes bibliography (p.488-491) and index.
Extent: liv, 506 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 23 cm
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'Louis Guillemette, Secretary to John Leale, President of the Controlling Committee, was not only present at all the meetings of the Controlling Committee, he was also the main interlocutor between Guernsey's leaders and the German Civil Administration (Feldkommandantur). From the disputes over German requisitions of houses and radio sets to the increasingly tense negotiations over deportations and food and fuel rations - Louis's diary complements the official records of these meetings. In each entry, he recorded what was going on behind the scenes, the news he had heard on his forbidden radio, as well as his activities with family and friends as hey strove to survive and distract themselves from the challenges which the Occupation brought to their domestic and social lives' -- Dust jacket.