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Envelope addressed to “Miss. H. Mathew,” includes two red postage stamps and one green postage stamp, “ENGLAND” underlined in bottom left corner.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:The Channel Islands were the only part of Great Britain to have fallen to the Germans during World War II, having been occupied from June 30, 1940. This cover, with stamps of the occupation, was sent on May 7, 1945, the day the German High Command surrendered to the Allies. On May 8, 1945, officially V-E Day, Churchill announced that the war in Europe was over: “Active operations will cease at one minute after midnight tonight and our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today.” The Channel Islands were thus reclaimed, and Thanksgiving services were held.
3 1/2 x 6"
Channel Islands, Guernsey, Churchill, V-E Day, VE Day
"Guernsey, Channel Islands Occupation Cover to England" (1945). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.332.