"Channel Islands Free Again" 5/11/1945

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"Channel Islands Free Again" 5/11/1945 - CHANNEL ISLANDS FREE AGAIN British Troops'...
CHANNEL ISLANDS FREE AGAIN British Troops' Welcome BRIGADIER'S CURT ARROGANT Surrender Signed The Channel Isles, after nearly five years of bondage, are free again, British troops are in command at all points. The instrument of unconditional surrender was signed by the Germans at 7 14 a.m. on Wednesday aboard the British destroyer Bulldog. Two meetings were necessary before the actual signature, due to one further example of Nazi arrogance. Their first emissary professed to be empowered to receive only the terms for an armistice. He was curtly rebuked and ordered to return to his Commander-in-Chief with a copy of the instrument of surrender. Seven hours later the formalities were completed by General Heine on behalf of Admiral Huffmeier and the British delegation, led by Brigadier General Snow. The final scene of surrender on shore was at t. Peter Port ..Guernsey, where a token force of. the Royal Artillery was welcomed with an unforgettable demonstration of joy by. the liberated islanders. Dunkirk and the French Atlantic ports are in French hands again, and the first U-boats have been taken over by the British Navy. REBUFF FOR NAZI on Destroyer

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  1. The Guardian,
  2. 11 May 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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