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Guernsey Liberation Monument

St Julian's Pier, St Peter Port, GY1


The Liberation Monument commemorates the 50th anniversary, on the 9th May 1995, of the Liberation of Guernsey from German occupying forces.

The shadow points to three inscriptions marking significant events on the day the island was liberated in 1945.

  • The signing of the surrender of the German forces at 7.15 am
  • the landing of the British Liberating Force at 8.00 am, and
  • the unfurling of the Union Flag at 10.15 am.

Also recorded is Winston Churchill's memorable statement: "Our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today."

At the east end of the seating the words "Thanks be to God" are inscribed in English and Guernsey-French.

Unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales on Liberation Day, 1995, the obelisk is comprised of 50 layers of blue Guernsey granite, representing the 50 years of freedom, with the cut angle at the top representing the trauma of the occupation years.

 

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