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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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—The compelling story of the people who lived in the British Channel Islands under German occupation from 1940 to 1945.—
Nettles spent more than a decade on the British Channel Islands, not only as an actor but also as a scholar. Sharing his years of research and conducting interviews with locals, Nettles unearths tales from this turbulent period in time.
There were stories of collaboration and resistance, heroism and infamy, denunciation and deportation. There was also the everyday life between the conquerors and the conquered.
Nettles highlights the stories of ordinary people, many of whom became extraordinary as they lived through the harsh and bitter years of the German occupation.
One particular highlight includes the story of Louisa Gould, who gave shelter to an escaped Russian prisoner of war and was subsequently punished for her humanity by the German forces.
Featuring captivating archival footage seamlessly weaved into present-day England, this engaging documentary illustrates the untold history of the Channel Islands.
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