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During World War II, when sugar was rationed to 8 ounces per adult per week, some vegetable alternatives were introduced. These girls don’t seem too happy about the “carrot-on-a-stick” option. Image courtesy of the World Carrot Museum.

Carrots on Stick - War Time Britain - Two little kids read a board advertising carrots instead of ice lollies due to wartime shortages of chocolate and ice cream,

This poem was written by a Guernsey evacuee (name unknown) in 1944. Courtesy of the Channel Island Review magazine

The Guernsey Evacuation to England of June an overlooked.

The SS Vega arrives in Guernsey bringing thousands of food parcels for the starving population. Courtesy of the Guernsey Press

The Guernsey Evacuation to England of June an overlooked.

Mrs Hathaway, the "Dame of Sark".

V These photographs taken by a Ministry of Food photographer on 14 and 16 May 1945 show the people of Guernsey and Sark receiving their first British provisions since 1940

1 July 1940 worldwartwo.filminspector.com German soldier Channel Islands

Luftwaffe sentry on guard at RAF headquarters, Jersey, during the German occupation of the Channel Islands,

German soldiers on the street in Jersey during the Occupation of of the Channel Islands in WWII.

Jersey was occupied by German forces from June 1940 until May 1945

One for the album. A German officer and NCO's relaxing outside a pub on Jersey. Note the Dewar's White Label Whisky and Bass Beer signs.

A German officer and NCO's relaxing outside a pub on Jersey. Note the Dewar's White Label Whisky and Bass Beer signs.

German soldiers on Guernsey.

These photographs were exhibited throughout the German Empire to show the occupation of British territory, which were said to be stepping-stones to England.