Would you like to learn more about the history of the Channel Islands? Then don't miss out on the following article: Jersey war tunnels and Mont Orgueil Castle in Jersey
The Channel Islands were not always disconnected from the French mainland. It was only as sea levels rose worldwide in the aftermath of the last ice age that the land connections between Jersey and Alderney were subsumed.
The labour camps which the Nazis built on the island of Alderney in the Channel Islands during the Second World War have been widely known about since the 1940s, but seldom studied in extensive detail.
It is well known that Britain avoided being directly occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War, as the Blitz was abandoned in 1941 and Hitler turned his attentions eastwards to invading the Soviet Union.
Tourgis Batteries is an emblematic site of Alderney that provides an unique insight into what an 18th century Victorian fort was like. During WWII it was repurposed by the Germans.
If you want a true insight into the island’s history, you should plan a short walk over to St. Tugual’s Chapel. This gorgeous 11th-century chapel is a testament to the island’s rich history.