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Georgia has a one-hundred mile Atlantic sea coast protected by a series of barrier islands called the Golden Isles. A marvelous one-hour documentary about the Golden Isles during World War II is described by the following narrative:
““The Golden Isles at War” tells the story of the Golden Isles immediately before, during and after World War II. This is a story of the Civil Air Patrol, liberty ships, blimps, U-boats, community, hard work and patriotism as told through those who lived it and narrated by John Weatherford.
The documentary details the carnage of U-boat attacks off of the eastern seaboard and particularly the Georgia coastline, the building of “Liberty Ships” on the south side of Brunswick and the construction of enormous blimp hangars on Glynn County’s north side.
The visuals include personal photographs and memorabilia of the almost 30 people interviewed for the project, as well as items from the Brunswick News, the Georgia Coastal Historical Society, the Jekyll Island Museum Archives, the Glynn County Airport Commission, the Sea Island Archives, the Marshes of Glynn Libraries, author Sonja Olsen Kinard, Historian Tyler Bagwell and others as well as material acquired from archival and newsreel footage. Emmy award winning editor Beth Galvin spent ten months researching, writing and editing on the project. The project’s cinematographer was Kevin Maggiore and field producers were Lisa Goodman and Leslie Faulkenberry.”
The documentary shows the patriotism and cooperation of America’s citizens during this time of threat by the evil Axis Forces striving for world domination. One can’t help swelling with pride to be an American while viewing events from those times. It is so sad to witness unhappiness and bitterness displayed today by those wishing to disrupt our political process. May this documentary bring about opinion changes to direct the nation towards cooperating to improve the planet.