Liberation Together 2021
Dear Politicians and Decision makers
Liberation Together - Time to Come Together Again.
Today you may not get a communication like this one very often -
that is equal to Channel Island and UK decision makers together .
The fast approaching Day of Liberation 76 in 2021 something
Special happened in 1945 and really we need in different ways for this to happen
in the current times.
Each of you Channel Islands and the United Kingdom have done your
own thing regarding Occupation of Generation of Channel Islands
and the Campaign rightly seeks " to bring you all together. "
Jersey rightly has marked the Liberation Date with a Sculpture
at Liberation Square and Guernsey has marked the Occupation
with the bombing of St Peter Port in 1940 and works of British
Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill .
Regardless of what " each party " has done - will say today we don't have a true
Civilian Memorial and possible visitor/ Education Centre that truly
Represents the Occupation Generation, today of WW2.
The Liberation Date is important and coming from a Jersey family
that survived the Occupation I understand this
We need to think about the Cenotaph at Whitehall and it's not
about a "date" but about all Soldiers that gave the Sacrifice for our
After the End of Occupation many of the Occupation Generation
faced hardship and Trauma and became " Silent "
Extremely common part of Trauma of Occupation to be Silent.
The Story and journey of the Occupation Generation did not stop at Liberation Day,
Every year since Liberation you all stand separately and this
Liberation Day will be not any Different .
You joined forces on 1945 Liberation Day and the Senior
officials of Channel Islands and UK need " today " to stand together for the
Occupation Generation and in turn trigger that you work
together and build a Memorial for the Occupation Generation.
We need to put aside Political Aspiration and any differences and put
the Occupation Generation first.
I am lead of a Campaign of near to 5.000 Signature Petition
and we are asking you to work together. Our Campaign is set to become even bigger.
For Channel Island Decision makers I have to point out that a petition
can not be on the Jersey Government site as it discriminates against
those Occupation Families that reside away from the island because of
The UK Decision makers like my own family - and all in 1945 and beyond
being very proud to be British and equally part of British Family..
Many decided after 1945 to settle in the UK, after Trauma of Occupation period.
Those remaining in the Channel Islands or residing in UK faced hardship and Trauma
I need to pull down each parties Separation Today for Occupation Generation
and spark the cooperation of Liberation Day 1945 and ask you to
work together for all families and Individuals like
Ivy Forster, Harold Le Druillenec, Louisa Gould & Albert Bedane and
We don't separate from those that needed to evacuate and those who stayed
They were impacted by the arrival of Foreign power.
What needs to be at centre of what we all do is all the Occupation
Generation of Jersey and Guernsey , Alderney and Sark, Today.
I ask Impassionately that you to work together.
Let's all walk together and hold hands, for those that faced the occupation period.
Kind Regards Kev South.
The Campaign Lead of Jersey Occupation Civilian Campaign