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Armchair Travel: The Channel Islands – Hitler’s Only English Prize

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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 3:39 pm

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., the City of Coronado’s Armchair Travel program takes us over 5,400 miles away to the Channel Islands. Just off the Atlantic coast of Normandy lie the only English-speaking parts of the world to have been occupied by the Nazis. In 1940, the Channel Islands, loyal to the British Crown but not part of the United Kingdom, became part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. World War II is only one fascinating chapter of the Channel Islands. Neolithic, French-Norman, and English Civil War history were also important periods. Beyond that, the Channel Islands, also known for their signature milk cows, have been visited for centuries as popular tourist destinations - they are stunningly beautiful with daunting headlands, sweeping beaches, secluded coves, amazing tides, castles and quaint towns.

The evening’s speaker, David Brezic, has visited 154 of the 193 United Nations countries and all seven continents. His travel passions stem from annual family sojourns followed by 45 years of international career opportunities.

October’s Armchair Travel will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center, located at 1019 Seventh St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a social hour complete with refreshments, beer and wine available for purchase, followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the program is $6 for Coronado residents, and $7 for nonresidents. Pre-registration is highly recommended for this popular event.

To sign up or receive additional information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh Street, call 619-522-7343, or visit online at

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