Khaki Coast: How the Panhandle Helped Win WWII
Premieres Thursday, September 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Produced entirely in high definition (HD), Khaki Coast: How the Panhandle Helped Win WWII tells how the panhandle evolved from the influx of military during the war. The Florida panhandle was home to five major training military bases, extending from Tallahassee in the east to Pensacola in the west. Learn about the major contributions these training installations provided and how it strengthened some of them to remain in existence today.
The program examines the roots of the military in Northwest Florida and tells the stories of the heroes who trained here, including the Tuskegee Airmen, the Doolittle Raiders and the warriors of D-Day. It documents the growth of facilities that have been lost to memory and those that remain today as critical components of America’s defense.
On WSRE HD - Experience the film in high definition. If you receive WSRE's digital signal over the air or if you are a digital cable subscriber (Cox or Mediacom - Santa Rosa County), you can watch Khaki Coast: How the Panhandle Helped Win WWII on WSRE's HD channel.
Funding for this program made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.