Conversation between co-evacuees, John and Paulette, about being evacuated from Guernsey during the German occupation of the island.
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Helyer, John, 1932- (male, retired carpet fitter), Tapp, Paulette, 1932- (female, retired business woman)
BBC Radio Devon
John and Paulette were both evacuated from Guernsey when the German occupation of the island began in 1940. They discuss their memories of leaving the Channel Islands during the Second World War. They also share their childhood experiences and the impact they had on their later lives and on their own children.
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