Guernesey – Liberation 1945

Guernsey, along with the other Channel Islands, was occupied by German forces during WWII. The German occupation of the Channel Islands began in 1940 and lasted until the end of the war in 1945. Guernsey, being one of the Channel Islands, was liberated by the Allies after the German surrender in May 1945. The liberation of Guernsey occurred on May 9, 1945, one day after Victory in Europe (VE) Day.


Well worn black crackle Zippo with applied monogram «W L R», metal eagle of the German Kriegsmarine as a trophy of the U.S. G.I. who owned this lighter and fought against the Nazis and a Guernesey 4 Doubles 1945 coin on the front and a United Kingdom One Shilling 1945 coin with Scottish Reverse together with a Swiss 2 Rappen 1941 coin on the other side.

  • Model: three barrel hinge, round bottom
  • Year: 1943 - 45
  • Status: in collection