Jersey War Tunnels




Built between 1941-1945, the Jersey War Tunnels (otherwise known as Hohlgangsanlage 8) represent the compelling struggle of Jersey island residents while under occupation by Nazi Germany. 


Early in the world war two timeline (June 1940), the British Government decided that the Jersey Isles would not be defended from the Third Reich.  Giving islanders only 24 hours to evacuate (or stay) before officially notifying Germany that the isles were undefended, people living there were faced with one of the most difficult decisions of their lives: stay and face the Nazi threat or abandon the island they called home.


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Excavated into a hillside within St. Peter’s Valley, the Jersey War Tunnels were built as a barracks and ammunition storage facility for the occupying German forces.  Islanders and unwilling foreign workers engaged in forced labour to complete the complex, which today stands as a chilling reminder of the atrocities endured by those involved.


Hohlgangsanlage 8 was to be converted into an emergency underground hospital and casualty clearing station for the Nazis in 1943, but these plans never came to fruition as Hitler surrendered before they could be implemented


The Jersey War Tunnels offer a captivating, often shocking look into the dark side of Britain’s World War Two history


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Hours Of Operation

The Jersey War Tunnels are open seven days a week from 1st March until 27th November, from 10:00am till 6:00pm (last entry 4:30pm)