Lot 490WWII Guernsey Funeral Ceremony of Nineteen Naval Ratings...

Auction Date: 1/03/2016 at 10:30 am

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WWII Guernsey Funeral Ceremony of Nineteen Naval Ratings from ‘HMS Charybdis’ a very scarce 4 page programme of the Interment at Foulton Cemetery on Wednesday, November 17th 1943. With 6 photographs of large crowds that attended, the Bailiff of Guernsey and German soldiers placing wreaths. Printed on a utility semi-gloss paper by the Guernsey Press newspaper office, size folded 14 x 22cm approx., in good condition. Note: Around 5,000 islanders attended the funeral laying some 900 wreaths, such a powerful demonstration that the Germans banned civilians from later military funerals

Hammer Price: £110.00

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