Letter: Island story

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your correspondent Michael Clarke (letter, 5 February) has failed to research his subject. The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey together with their associated islands are not and never have been parts of the United Kingdom.

They are self-governing Crown Dependencies forming part of the British Isles, their only link with the Queen being that, historically, she is the Duke of Normandy. So the denial that no part of the UK was ever under Nazi rule in the Second World War still stands.