Watch as Nazi troops march through Bideford

German troops march through Bideford as part of filming for bigscreen movie Guernsey. Picture: Tim B

German troops march through Bideford as part of filming for bigscreen movie Guernsey. Picture: Tim Blight - Credit: Tim Blight

German soldiers took to the streets for filming in Bideford today (Friday) as the town got the big screen movie treatment for Mike Newell’s Guernsey

German soldiers marched through the streets of Bideford today (Friday) as parts of the town were transformed into a wartime film set.

It is the latest location to be used for filming of the big screen adaptation of international best-selling historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Military vehicles were brought in and Buttgarden Street was transformed into a wartime high street complete with period shop fronts.

Last month, director Mike Newell, who was behind the camera for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Four Weddings and a Funeral, invited would-be extras to an open casting session at Bideford Arts Centre.

Wartime military vehciles are towed into place for the filming of bigscreen movie Guernsey in Bidefo

Wartime military vehciles are towed into place for the filming of bigscreen movie Guernsey in Bideford. Picture: Tim Blight - Credit: Tim Blight

The new film is to be called simply Guernsey and features wartime occupation of the Channel Island by Nazi Germany, the struggle of local people to survive and the relationships that inevitably develop, as well as after the war.


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Game of Thrones star Michael Huisman and Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Jessica Brown Findlay are among the cast members.

Other North Devon locations used for filming of the movie have included Clovelly and Saunton Sands.

Parts of Bideford's centre were transformed into a wartime era high street. Picture: Tim Blight

Parts of Bideford's centre were transformed into a wartime era high street. Picture: Tim Blight - Credit: Tim Blight

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