“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.