The Germans are coming, heavy gunfire is heard from France. The people of the Channel Islands have heard about Nazi atrocities elsewhere in Europe. Arrangements are made to transport to England those that wish to leave. What to do – escape to safe shores but leave behind friends, family, job, everything you know? Or stay and risk what is to come? 23,000 Jersey residents registered to leave, 6,500 actually left. What would you do?
Sue du Feu’s lovely short (14:40) film Togo portrays the dilemma of the Jersey islanders. It is a pilot for what she hopes will be a TV series, though the days of quality drama seem to be behind us. Let me know what you think of it. (It may be a bit jerky and it plays much better if you download it – the password is togotogo).