The full devastation that the Allies were prepared to unleash on the Channel Islands in 1942 to regain a foothold in Europe has been revealed for the first time.
Two years before the liberation of Europe from German forces in June 1945, Churchill, Stalin and Mountbatten hatched a plan to retake Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney from the German occupiers.
Their aim was to regain a bridgehead for an assault on France, and distract the Germans high command from its offensives to the east.
Until now, the hugely detailed plans
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