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Set during the occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. The story shows how Island life changed overnight after a German invasion. Islanders were restricted to walking and cycling, town names were changed to German names, clocks were set to continental time, and no society could meet without the permission of German High Command. The focus is on three families, the Dorrs, the Jonases and the Mahys, as they struggle on with day to day life under the restrictive new system. Written by
One of the daughters sings in the nightclub at the beginning "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree." It wasn't written then, and not until 1942. Further, its entire message is from an American girl to her American GI during the war. That apple tree is somewhere in rural America. Not in the Channel Islands. This scene takes places a year or two prior to America even entering the war. See more »
[Leutnant Walker has invited Zelda to have a drink with him in a pub]
You think I'm friendly?
Well, you're drinking with me.
And you're paying. I'm merely observing an alien species - much as one goes to the zoo.
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I have to say, I'm not impressed. Frankly, the LWT series "Enemy at the Door," covered the same territory, only with better actors - (people who actually have and had careers) and they didn't feel the need to invent a fictional island. Anyone with even the vaguest familiarity with history, knows that the events in the real Channel Islands during World War II provide more than enough drama and controversy. Of course the production values are better for Island at War, and obviously the technology had improved since the days of Enemy (1977-1980) But they had the advantage of having a tech adviser who was actually on Guernsey during the Occupation, which helped considerably. Of the two series, in my opinion, there's no question about which is the better one- and it's not Island at War.
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