The Channel Islands were Occupied with some 30/40,000 German Soldiers including one re-inforced Infantry Division and One AA Brigade. A direct order to Von Rundstedt from Hitler stopped him from placing the majority on the French mainland to help defend against the inevitable invasion. Not to forget the vast amounts of slave labour from across Europe that were billeted on the islands to build defences. I think such a vast use of resources was wasted on the Channel Islands for what I can only see as a minor propaganda win for the Germans. I think they would have been of far more use on the French coast as Von Rundstedt wished. Any thoughts?