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« on: May 10, 2021, 09:10:40 PM »

Anyone else watching ``Atlantic Crossing,'' which appears here in the US on PBS on Sunday nights? It's allegedly the story of the Nazi invasion of Norway, the escape of the royal family, the efforts of the royal family to rally allied support for Norway and, perhaps, the romance between FDR and Crown Princess Martha.

I know that President Roosevelt had an eye for the ladies and apparently there are more than 280 documented meetings between himself and the crown princess, but I have the feeling that nothing improper occurred. I did hear that one of the reasons King Harald speaks English with an American accent is due to all the time he spent at the White House as a child during the war.

As a side note, my youngest sister is named Martha, in honor of the crown princess, and, as I named one of my daughters for her aunt, I guess she's also named for the crown princess (NOT the president-day Princess Martha Louise, who is a totally different kettle of lutefisk, if you ask me).
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 10:37:19 PM »

Trond is a Norwegian historian who has written extensively on the subject.  He is very disappointed with this TV show, which he says is 95% fiction.

http://trondni.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 05:41:32 PM »

Iím watching it too and wondered how much was true. It is fun ďseeingĒ the young Haarold and Astrid
Itís a good show despite its fiction IMO
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 06:52:51 PM »

Iím watching it too and wondered how much was true. It is fun ďseeingĒ the young Haarold and Astrid
Itís a good show despite its fiction IMO

Yes, and itís amazing how much the actors resemble their Scandinavian historical counterparts, especially Olav and Haakon.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 05:40:02 AM »

Iím watching it and am making a mess of it because I pause all the time to google historical events. Thoroughly enjoying it.

I love how all the languages are in it. Was it popular in Norway or other Scandinavian countries?
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2021, 02:13:12 AM »

Yes, and itís amazing how much the actors resemble their Scandinavian historical counterparts, especially Olav and Haakon.
Omigosh, the actor's resemblance to Olav is absolutely spooky! (I also think that's exactly what SM is going to look like as an adult...if he's lucky!)
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 03:41:52 AM »

Yes, and itís amazing how much the actors resemble their Scandinavian historical counterparts, especially Olav and Haakon.
Omigosh, the actor's resemblance to Olav is absolutely spooky! (I also think that's exactly what SM is going to look like as an adult...if he's lucky!)

Oooh, good point EAH. I hope so too, because based on his aunt heíll have a hard time transitioning to working adult.
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