Island at War (2004) short review

A nice soap opera-y (in a good British way) look at the Channel Islands during World War II, when they were invaded by the Germans. We follow three very different Channel families as well as various German characters, and the series takes its time, which I loved. There was a nice range of plots and characters, who were very well rounded (no English-are-all-perfect or Germans-are-all-evil). I thought they did a good job making the story personal and immediate, yet bringing in some of the larger issues around war and the Holocaust. Nice 1940s everyday wear.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.