The Ord Diaries

The Reverend Douglas Ord was the vicar of Ebenezer Methodist Chapel in Brock Road during the German Occupation of Guernsey, 1940-45.

Throughout the war, he kept an extensive diary recording not just the progress of the war, but the impact of the occupation on the lives of everyday islanders. His diaries are the most significant original source to have emerged from the German Occupation of the Channel Islands.

John Nettles has edited the diaries and written an introduction.

You can find out more about this remarkable work at the dedicated website:

“This treasure trove of an eyewitness account has always deserved a wider audience and John Nettles has done a stellar job bringing it to us.”

Paul Sanders