Lot 448

World War II - The Most Noteworthy Event...

Auction Date: 4/11/2021 at 10am

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World War II - The Most Noteworthy Event in Guernsey during the German Occupation; 1943. Printed Memento (souvenir) of the Funeral Ceremony of Nineteen Naval Ratings from HMS Charybdis. Interred at Foulton Cemetery on Wednesday November 17th 1943. The first page listing the 19 Names of the Sailors, the other 3 pages with 6 photographs of this crowded event. Printed on War -time slight gloss paper by the Guernsey Press. Folds out to size 11½ x 9". (The Light Cruiser HMS Charybdis was sunk by torpedo in action against German forces with heavy loss of life. Nineteen of the bodies were washed up on beaches in Guernsey, hence this Military Funeral which, to the alarm of the Germans, was attended by huge numbers of the Islanders who laid over 900 wreaths)

Guide Price: £100.00 - £140.00

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