When Germany occupied the Channel Islands during the Second World War, islanders found their lines of communication almost completely severed from relatives in the UK. For a time, they were entirely cut off from the food supplies they relied on.
Fortunately, the Red Cross ship SS Vega sailed to the rescue – bringing much-needed relief and comfort supplies – and Red Cross messages brought news from family. Listen as islanders remember those troubling times.[audio:http://www.blogs.redcross.org.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/JerseyLiberationfinal1.mp3|titles=JerseyLiberationfinal1]
And here are some photos from our archives.