Channel Islands Invaded By Simon Hamon

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C. Evaluation of Sources

Channel Islands Invaded compiled by Simon Hamon is a collection of first-hand accounts from the citizens living on the Channel Islands during the German occupation from 1940 to 1945. The purpose of the compilation is to reveal the personal thoughts of those involved in the occupation and report the daily occurrences on the Channel Islands. The book’s values are evinced in the compilation of sources that were in close proximity to the occupation. Primary sources of the document provide unaltered perspectives of the islanders. The authors of the sources give the perspective of a variety of social classes, from officials to regular people. The limitations are shown through the possibility of censorship by the British or German governments to hide the true nature of the occupation. As some documents are taken from public debates and newspapers, opinions may be sensationalized to persuade citizens into supporting a cause, while the perspective of the occupiers is not shown as prevalently as that of the citizens.
The British Channel Islands Under German Occupation, 1940-1945 by Paul Sanders is a study of the German occupation of the Channel Islands from 1940 to 1945 written and published in 2005 in Great Britain. The purpose of the book is to assess the occupation with a holistic viewpoint in examining the lives of citizens to rectify misconceptions about the event and present alternative views. The values are evinced in its objectivity in assessing the…
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