NewsletterWhile newsletters were issued in the early years of the Societies life, it was from these that the annual Review sprung. Consequently, members were then normally notified of events via an A4 news sheet. However it was felt by the late 1990s this did not provide enough, especially to members of the Guernsey branch residing outside of the Bailiwick. So in October 1999, with issue Number 1, a new A4 sized newsletter was born. Typically running to either 8 or 12 pages, this excellent mini-paper provides notification of forthcoming events, a platform for members own discoveries or enquiries, current items of interest spotted in the media and many other items that due to size or scope would not make it into a Review. Produced three times a year (usually. February, June & October), members contributions are warmly welcomed.
CIOS ReviewThe Society was founded in Guernsey in 1961, though it was not until 1966 that the idea of producing a newsletter was first adopted. With a growing Jersey membership, in 1969 the title of 'Channel Islands Occupation Review' was used in an attempt to clarify the scope of content and the subsequent appointment of a Jersey and Guernsey editor reinforced this widened approach. Following the introduction of photographs in 1973, 1974 saw the first effort to produce a comprehensive A5 format on which future issues could be based. Proving exceedingly popular, the previous years news bulletin was reformatted and reissued. Today the Review has become the Societies flagship publication and has developed a well deserved reputation for accuracy, well researched articles and diverse range of subject matter.