Alderney Documentary: The War Years

We’re thrilled to be able to share the trailer for the third instalment of our Alderney documentary series, ‘Alderney – The War Years’. This series has always been very personal to us and has been an ongoing project we feel passionate about.

Alderney – The War Years tells the story from the Evacuation of Alderney on June 23rd 1940 until the immediate aftermath of its liberation on May 16th 1945, discovering who visited the island during the German occupation, using the accounts of those who were there wherever possible. Eye Film has also followed the lives of the Alderney evacuees as they come to terms with living as refugees on the British mainland. It has been a fascinating and at times demanding task, taking the producers as far afield as Israel and Berlin, as well as spending time researching archives in Alderney, Guernsey, UK, Germany and the Moscow State Archive in Russia. “This has been by far the hardest story to tell, mainly due to the limited number of people who are still alive today who were on the island, which is why it has taken us so long to produce” commented the producer/director Charlie Gauvain.

The other instalments are Alderney – The Evacuation and  Alderney – The Homecoming. Do get in touch if you would like to buy the DVD set.