As you may know, Jersey was occupied during the Second World War. Now this was, as you well imagine, a Big Thing. Churchill said "The Channel Islands will not repeat not be defended against external invasion' and once the Germans were informed (after they dropped some bombs) they arrived to take up residence in the islands.
The usual war-like sort of stuff went on. One of the first things they did was change the time to Central European Time, which kind of flummoxed the locals for a while.
Gradually, or maybe not so gradually, the islanders' way of life changed. First they weren't allowed to fish, which was a biggie, for a small island. Then they confiscated all radios. Food was rationed and neighbours started ratting on their fellow kin, as some people are want to do when the going gets rough - old scores need to be settled. Letters were sent to German Command along the lines of 'Check out Mrs So-and-so, she has a radio under the floorboards', 'Why has Mr Whoever got stockpiles of tinned food in his wardrobe?', and so on. Interesting to read about it now, some 70 years on. Human nature and all that, eh?
The occupiers took to writing articles in the local press - the usual propaganda stuff. Thing is, the editors didn't correct their English, so it was pretty clear to any islander what was going on. Things took a turn for the worse after a few years, however, when the spotlight was turned on any English-born islanders and then any Jewish. Anyone found harbouring a radio or generally getting into the German's bad books was deported to mainland Europe and generally didn't come back.
There was a lot of evidence of the the occupation in Jersey. You have Liberation Station. And the Liberty Bus service. Very good they were too, the old Liberty Buses. On time, good value, clean and with friendly drivers - what more do you need from a bus service, eh?
A final note about the War Tunnels, which were built as an ammo dump and an underground hospital (Ho8). They were mainly built by forced labour from nations across Europe (although there were some well-paid, voluntary workers alongside). The ones who suffered most were the slave workers, mostly from Ukraine/Russia, who were treated like sub-humans. On most Sundays they were rested and could beg/buy any spare food from the locals. They were not given any protective clothing, so when a local store got a delivery of bowler hats they were bought out by the workers. Slave workers in bowler hats blasting out underground tunnels? Strange, but true.