70 years of freedom

St Peter Port high street
Popular French market . St. Peter port in background

The Channel Island Liberation celebrations of May 9 commemorate the liberation of the islands from Nazi occupation at the end of the Second World War. This year marked the 70th anniversary and the procession was marked by a wonderful collection of period car, army trucks, tractors and themed floats. The rain stayed away allowing people to enjoy the French Market and the Guernsey market.

Several spectators dressed the part
Gurkhas

Equal adoration....

We should never forget the need to remember those who sacrificed so much so that we could be free.

 

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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