The Welcome

The Happiest Day in Alderney's History:

The British Garrison Welcomes the returning Islanders

They are coming back to a hard life, with no comforts. only the barest necessities are available, and the land on which they rely for a living is sour, derelict and cluttered with the debris of the German Occupation. The Germans have looted almost everything.

copy: PICTURE POST

Photographer: Francis Reiss - Picture Post - January 1946

The Welcome
The Welcome

The Happiest Day in Alderney's History:

The British Garrison Welcomes the returning Islanders

They are coming back to a hard life, with no comforts. only the barest necessities are available, and the land on which they rely for a living is sour, derelict and cluttered with the debris of the German Occupation. The Germans have looted almost everything.

copy: PICTURE POST

Photographer: Francis Reiss - Picture Post - January 1946