Liberation Day Remembered
71 years ago, the German occupation of Guernsey came to an end on Wednesday 9 May 1945. The day became known as Liberation Day and has has been marked by events and commemorations ever since.
The Germany High Command had unconditionally surrendered on Monday 7 May 1945, with locally stationed Germany officers formally confirming to the Guernsey authorities that the war was over the following day.
After five years of occupation since June 1940, copies of the unconditional surrender document were signed at a little after 7am onboard HMS Bulldog which sat just off St Peter Port on Wednesday 9 May of that year.
The team at 7dayselfstore commemorates these momentous events, which tested our dear island, and wishes everyone a peaceful Liberation Day.
You can read more about these historic events and what is happening on Monday 9 May 2016 on the Guernsey Liberation Day website.