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 Joe Mière -Remembrance 
 

"FREEDOM IS NOT A GIFT.
YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.
GUARD IT WELL. OTHERWISE
AGAIN YOU MAY LOOSE IT "

Joe Mière Occupation Veteran, imprisoned 3 times for resistance

to Germans during Channel Islands WW II Occupation. 

Joe Miere, one of Jersey's foremost World War II historians.

Joe Miere and his friend Frank Le Pennec accidentally bumped into a German soldier in King Street on 19 October 1941. He demanded an apology but they claimed it was an accident; the German became increasingly angry and arrested both, although they were eventually let off with a warning. He took part in the patriotic demonstrations at South Hill against the deportation of Britain-born Channel Islanders to internment camps in Germany on 16 September 1942.

 

Joe Mière, the former curator of the German War Tunnels in Jersey. Joe Mière’s determined efforts to record the suffering of his fellow Islanders during the Occupation. He lived through the Occupation of Jersey and protested about Deportations and did many things during Occupation against the Germans.
 

Joe Miere, one of Jersey's foremost World War II historians, has died after a long battle with cancer.

He was imprisoned three times by the Germans from 1940 to 1945.

The hardships he suffered during the Occupation made him determined to keep alive the experiences of Channel Islanders under German rule.

He was also the curator of the German Underground Hospital in St Lawrence, and collected many artefacts and documents from the time.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to fall into Nazi hands. II

 

The Channel Islands WW2 Remembrance Campaign has  established his website again.

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