Life under the Nazi Occupation, British Channel Islands, 1940-1945

Living With The Enemy - The story of what really happened in the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German forces during World War II

The German Occupation of the Channel Islands showed to the world that Hitler had broken through a tiny frontier of Britain and stationed German troops on British soil for the first time.

Living With The Enemy tells the amazing true story of life in the Islands during 1940 to 1945 under Nazi rule. With eye-witness accounts by the people who lived through that traumatic time it draws on first hand experiences and includes a superb collection of over 125 original war time photographs.

This book will give you an accurate insight into this ill-assorted community at war and portrays how it felt to be living in the shadow of a foreign power: a sample of what the United Kingdom would have experienced should it have fallen.


On this site you can download and listen to a one-hour audio documentary or download this best selling title as a kindle book. You can also see some of the fascinating original images on the gallery page.

You can view collectable memorabilia from the German Occupation or visit the bookshop and purchase some of the many books written on this extraordinary piece of history that is relatively unknown outside the Channel Islands.

Living With The Enemy - A tribute to the people

This is the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and a tribute to some of those who endured it. Here is a record of their experiences during those years: a first hand account of life in the only British territory to be controlled by Nazi Germany during World War II.