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Liberation Of Jersey - St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 10.972 W 002° 06.559
30U E 564907 N 5448165
Quick Description: This plaque in Liberation Square is on the wall of the building where British forces raised the British Flag when the island was liberated from German occupation at the end of World War II.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 4:14:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMM47E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
The building used to be the railway terminus but has since been redeveloped and contains retail units and restaurants.

The plaque was erected by La Vingtaine de la Ville. A vingtaine is a political subdivision of Jersey. The Vingtaine de la Ville is one of the six vingtaines of Saint Helier in Jersey, and roughly corresponds to the historic town centre and harbours.

The text on the plaque is as follows.
La Vingtaine De La Ville

On the
Liberation of Jersey
from Occupation by German
forces on 9th May 1945
British Naval Officers
Sub Lieutenant A.D. Milln
and
Surgeon Lietenant R. McDonald
draped the Union Jack
from a window above
this plaque
These days a blue flag flies from the same position with the name Liberty Wharf on it, the new name for the railway terminus building.
Blue Plaque managing agency: La Vingtaine de La Ville

Individual Recognized: Sub Lietenant A.D. Milln and Surgeon Liutenant R. McDonald

Physical Address:
Lberation Wharf building
Esplanade
St. Helier, St. Helier Jersey
JE2 3AS


Web Address: Not listed

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