The Channel Islands Occupation Society was founded in 1961

About Us

The Occupation Society was formed to
study all aspects of the German military
occupation of the British Channel Islands
during the Second World War.

The society organises guided tours,
excursions and talks throughout the
Islands and France. It also continues to
build up an extensive sound, documentary
and photographic archive.

Practical projects include the
restoration of the Naval Signals H.Q.
bunker at St. Jacques on the outskirts
of St. Peter Port.

Regular CIOS events take place, a
list of these can be seen on our
Events page.

If you would like to know more about
the CIOS or perhaps become a
member of the society then please
contact us.


Are you interested in joining the CIOS? New members are always welcome.

The flagship publication of the Society is the annual Channel Island Occupation Review, which is sent free to members.

Published alternately by the Guernsey and Jersey branches, it is produced to a high professional standard. All articles are meticulously researched and accompanied by numerous plans and photographs.

In addition to this members will receive three newsletters updating them on the latest news and events. For examples of these documents please click on Publications.

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