About the film
world war ii channel islands
Fleeing the Reich
Release Date: May 11, 2005
|Production Companies||:||Clearvue Projection Partnership|
|Producers||:||Martin Morgan, Jane Morgan|
In 1940, carried on a wave of rumour and panic, thirty thousand Channel Islanders fled their homes, their livelihoods and the islands for five long years in exile. Arriving in England with just one small case and only twenty pounds in cash, they were sent by rail across the country from Oldham to Glasgow. Children separated from parents, all cast adrift in an alien culture. Homeless and jobless, the adventures that befell them helped forge friendships the length and breadth of Great Britain which survive to this day. This is their story.