A quick post to highlight the excellent news that not one, but two films are in the process of being made. They are about two ladies that committed acts of resistance in Jersey during the German Occupation.
At least one of the films has received funding from the Jersey Government. Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore put notes in German soldiers pockets or left them in German cars inciting them to revolt. They created many of these messages under the German pseudonym Der Soldat Ohne Namen, or The Soldier With No Name, to deceive German soldiers that there was a conspiracy amongst the occupation troops
They were arrested in July 1944 for listening to the BBC and inciting the German Garrison to revolt. Imprisoned until May 1945 it is amazing that they survived the war as they were sentenced to death.
Bailiwick Express have written an article about this which is well worth a few minutes of your time to read. Follow the link here to read it.
You can read more about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore here as there is an ten page article here from Jersey Heritage with photographs.
It is great to see that these films are going to be be made to tell their story.
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