lrene Camus Smith was born in Jersey which is the largest of the Channel lslands. She was just seven years old at the outbreak of WW11. The Germans occupied Jersey from 1940-1945. Hitler was elated that he had set foot and occupied British soil. He expected his troops to be marching through London within six months However, fortunately it did not happen. There are many stories of other families all different. This is the story of one family. How they coped with living with the enemy and in the last year how they survived siege and near starvation.