• Dark tourism,  Jersey,  War

    Jersey under occupation: the War Tunnels

    Long empty tunnel with subdued lighting

    In June 1940 France fell to the advancing Nazi army and was occupied. The British government decided that the Channel Islands, just off the Normandy coast, were of no strategic importance and would not be defended. The islands were effectively demilitarised, and the residents were faced with an impossible choice. Should they stay and face occupation or go, leaving behind…