Island at War (2004)

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Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.

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 Cassie Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
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 PC Wilf Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Kathleen Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Felicity Dorr (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Sen. James Dorr (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Sheldon Leveque (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Angelique Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
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 June Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
Ann Rye ...
 Ada Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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Daniel Flynn ...
 Hauptmann Dieter Muller (6 episodes, 2004)
Conor Mullen ...
 Oberleutnant Walker / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Bailiff Francis La Palotte (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Margaret (5 episodes, 2004)
Sean Ward ...
 Colin Jonas (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Philip Dorr (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Bernhardt Tellemann (5 episodes, 2004)
Louisa Clein ...
 Zelda Kay (5 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Mallatratt ...
 Vicar (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Oberleutnant Flach (4 episodes, 2004)
Colin Tierney ...
 Oberwachtmeister Wimmel / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Eugene La Salle (3 episodes, 2004)
Nick Roud ...
 Ronald (Colin's Friend) (3 episodes, 2004)
Sarah Kirkman ...
 Delphine (2 episodes, 2004)
Cara Chase ...
 Mrs. La Salle (2 episodes, 2004)
Malcolm Raeburn ...
 Mr. La Salle (2 episodes, 2004)
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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 Anonymous

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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 »

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[Leutnant Walker has invited Zelda to have a drink with him in a pub]
Zelda Kay: You think I'm friendly?
Leutnant Walker: Well, you're drinking with me.
Zelda Kay: And you're paying. I'm merely observing an alien species - much as one goes to the zoo.
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Very interesting and enlightening.....special effects knarly
28 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm halfway through this series on Netflix, and I am impressed. I never heard of the channel islands, and the fact that they were thoroughly English, and only 10 miles from Nazi French soil at the height of the Battle of Britain is a piece of history I have missed. This is a very unusual and interesting series.

I was pleased to see Joanna Froggart from "Downton Abbey". a very beautiful and talented actress, and the actress with the first name Saskia who plays Froggart's mother, is one of those heartbreakingly beautiful British actresses that eat cameras up.

Historically, the Nazis were SO bad, so incredibly evil and arrogant that it will never be politically incorrect to diss them anywhere, anytime, until, of course, American liberals decide to make it a sin to keep on dissing them. The Nazis in this series are chillingly demonic.

I liked the fact that CGI ME-109s and Stukas were shown in flybys, but as usual, the CGI boys know nothing of aircraft flight characteristics, and thus, the planes came in way too low and way too slow. Most of the explosions from the Stuka bombs were super chinzy, nowhere near as huge and destructive as a 500 lb bomb would be. This is a problem with CGI when they show combat flying and destruction---the planes look good--they just are not flying right---the flying parts are cartooney.

The Brits make great WWII movies---watch and enjoy---just admire the look of the aircraft depicted, and the look of the ladies in a great cast.


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