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"Atlantic Crossing" on PBS

I watched all of the episodes online.

I thought it was very well done. Interesting story -- about how the Crown Princess of Norway used FDR's desire for her pussy to score some battleships -- and the effects that manipulation had on her marriage.

I could only wish that my bussy were worth a few battleships.

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

Where online did you watch all the episodes?

by Anonymousreply 104/14/2021

I received an e-mail from PBS with a discussion of the program, basically what was true, and what was fiction. I had no idea the King of Sweden would write to Hitler, to ease the passage of the Princess, perhaps that was fiction. When I visited Denmark, Norway did visit the WWII memorials and wanted to get more information on the soprano Kirsten Flagstad's husband dealings with the traitor Vidkum Quisling during the war.

by Anonymousreply 204/14/2021

I like it so far, have watched the first two episodes. Want to know where to watch the rest online because I've checked all of my usual sites and they don't have it.

by Anonymousreply 304/14/2021

My maternal grandparents lived in Norway during the Nazi occupation, so I'm enjoying the series so far. I'm not big on subtitles stuff but I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying it.

R3 You can watch the whole series on Amazon Prime if you have the PBS subscription (I'm using the free 30 day trial they offer).

R2 King Gustav of Sweden was sympathetic to the Nazis prior to the war but his motivations were more motivated by keeping Sweden unoccupied and the survival of the Norwegian monarchy. BTW Gustav was gay and had numerous affairs with men over his life time, and later in his life was blackmailed by a young footman who worked in the palace...this was alluded to in episode 2 when the young butler gives the King a very long and suggestive look which the King takes as his signal that it's time for bed.

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021

Great series, I am loving Harriet Sansom Harris as Eleanor.

by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

[quote] I could only wish that my bussy were worth a few battleships

The day has just begun. Get to work

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

"his motivations were more motivated"

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021

Song for R7

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by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

Kyle M. is doing a much better job of playing FDR than I ever thought he would.

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021

This is a part of history that for some reason most people don't know about. You would think the Crown Princess of Norway being so close to the President during the entire war would be much more well-known than it is.

by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2021

R5 This is actually her third time playing Eleanor Roosevelt. She played her on stage, then in Ryan Murphy's Hollywood, and now Atlantic Crossing.

I have to admit, I think the guy playing Crown Prince Olav is damn hot.

by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021

Watching this it's kind of shocking how little the "America First" mentality hasn't changed in 80 years. It truly is an embarrassment that it took Pearl Harbour for us to enter the war. Britain would have fallen eventually and with it, the whole empire which included Canada. We would have been surrounded.

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021
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