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Herm Island B&F #75 (1961)

Herm Island is one of the Channel Islands and part of the Parish of St. Peter Port in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located in the English Channel, north-west of France and south of England and is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) long and under 0.5 miles (0.80 km) wide; orientated north-south, with several stretches of sand along its northern coast. 5,373 more words

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Isle of Jethou B&F #10 (1961)

The Isle of Jethou lies somewhat centrally in the Channel Islands three miles east of Guernsey and 500 yards south of Herm Island. Unlike the largely autonomous islands of Sark and Alderney within the Bailiwick, Jethou is administered entirely by the States of Guernsey, and elects members to the States of Deliberation as part of the St. 1,933 more words

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Jersey Under German Occupation #N8 (1943)

On June 30, 1940, the Nazi German armed forces (Wehrmacht) invaded Jersey and the other Channel Islands, starting a five-year occupation that wouldn’t end until May 9, 1945.  10,858 more words

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Jersey #12 (1969)

The Bailiwick of Jersey (Bailliage de Jersey in French and Bailliage dé Jèrri in Jèrriais), is a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom, ruled by the Crown in right of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France. 4,331 more words

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Marine anthropogenic litter on British beaches: A 10-year nationwide assessment using citizen science data

Growing evidence suggests that anthropogenic litter, particularly plastic, represents a highly pervasive and persistent threat to global marine ecosystems. Multinational research is progressing to characterise its sources, distribution and abundance so that interventions aimed at reducing future inputs and clearing extant litter can be developed. 277 more words


Louis Bleriot: First aviator to cross the English Channel in a powered aircraft

Louis Bleriot was a French aviator, inventor and engineer who was famous for his flight across the English Channel. Even before this ground breaking flight, Louis had already made a name through his invention of the first practical headlamps. 330 more words

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Paddle from Swanage to Alderney on a sit-on-top

Simon Everett reports on an epic tale of human endurance to paddle, by sit-on-top kayaks, from Swanage to Alderney.

It all started from a casual call for some local knowledge and help with the end point arrangements. 5,628 more words

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