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The Postmistress - Sarah Blake, Orlagh Cassidy It's about several things, including small town relationships, but primarily it's about some specific Americans who voluntarily go over to Europe to volunteer during the Blitz (before the US gets involved/before Pearl Harbor), including a doctor who wants a redeeming purpose and a journalist who is trying to make the war real to Americans. It looks at the plight of Jews who were told to leave their countries by a certain deadline, but who could find no country to take them in (or transportation to get there.) It looks at how Americans felt very insulated from the war in Europe - the "it's over there, not affecting us" mentality. (A sad echo of the situation for many Americans today, actually.)