Island at War

DVD - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Island at War
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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.

Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2005]
Edition: U.K. broadcast ed., widescreen presentation
ISBN: 1569387524
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ISLAND
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 398 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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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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czs
Mar 14, 2015
  • czs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this series! [Also a familiar face from Downton Abbey.]

Mentioned in one of the comments below is a book called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer set in the Channel Islands ... I've read that book, and it is a good story too.

Mar 17, 2014

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

Feb 06, 2014

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.

Jul 24, 2013

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.

Jan 22, 2012
  • Ahenobarbus rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding and worth a look even though producers decided against a second season (it ends with lots of very tantalising questions). If you like something of a similar quality, same period and with similar premises, which does resolve, try 'Secret Army' seasons 1 - 3 with the follow-up 'Kessler'. Island at war was made in the 1990's so production values are high and the writing/acting superb. 'Foyle's War' is top notch as well except the premise - crime and the underground during WW2 Britain - is just as fascinating.

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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