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Island at War

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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One of the little-known stories of WWII is the fate of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles invaded and occupied by the Germans. Tells the story through the eyes of three island families and the German soldiers with whom their lives become interwined.
Title: Island at war
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Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2005]
Edition: U.K. broadcast ed., widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 398 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Granada Television ; produced by Sita Williams ; writer, Stephen Mallatratt ; directed by Peter Lydon, Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: Historical background; cast reflections; behind-the-scenes photos; cast filmographies
Originally broadcast by ITV1 in 2004. Broadcast on Masterpiece theatre
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Summary: One of the little-known stories of WWII is the fate of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles invaded and occupied by the Germans. Tells the story through the eyes of three island families and the German soldiers with whom their lives become interwined.
ISBN: 1569387524
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ISLAND
Credits: Camera, Julian Morson ; art director, Nick Wilkinson ; original music, Geoffrey Burgon ; costume designer, Lyn Avery ; production designer, Chris Truelove ; visual effects supervisors, Simon Blackledge, Matt Wood.
Performers: James Wilby, Clare Holman, Philip Glenister, Saskia Reeves.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Soldiers Drama World War, 1939-1945 Occupied territories Drama Channel Islands History German occupation, 1940-1945 Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Soldiers
World War, 1939-1945
Publisher No: AMP-7524 Acorn Media
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The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles invaded and occupied by the Germans. Island at War tells this story through the eyes of three island families and the German soldiers with whom their lives become interwined.


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Excellent series, great British acting, quite an enlightening series. Well worth watching.

Another great historical drama, with amazing acting. I have always been interested in the fate of the Channel Islands during the second war, and this series shows it very well. I watched it several years ago when it was first in the library catalogue. I am disappointed that there are no more available. However I am glad to hear that the series is available on Net Flicks.

There are actually six seasons of this dvd, but the library only has 3 that I can find, that is why it stops so abruptly. I think it can be found on Netflix.

Jul 20, 2011
  • bstudent rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

started this recently. looks like good quality.

May 23, 2011
  • soblessed59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Totally flawless acting! This is an amazing film that will make one question 'how would I handle interactions with the enemy"?

There is one reason that I could not give it the full 5-star rating,and that is because it ends abruptly, still in mid-war with many unanswered questions. It just suddenly stops in the most unexpected place and way,that is so weird!

I intend to try "Enemy At The Door next,which is essentially the same story. I also plan to read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer " which is about the German occupation of Guernsey in WW II.

Island At War was still worth watching but I would warn that it is not for children as there are some sexual situations with a Sleazy German who almost rapes one woman and blackmails one of the main characters who is a Jew, to have sex with him,and two scenes of consensual sex,nothing really explicit,except when that sleazy German orders the Jewish woman to strip for him it shows full frontal nudity.

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