Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Crossing is an historical drama miniseries set that highlights the special friendship between Crown Princess Märtha of Norway and American President Franklin Roosevelt during the Nazi Occupation of Norway in the Second World War, when the Crown Princess and her children fled to Washington D.C, touring around the country for the Norwegian War effort, becoming a major symbol of the Norwegian Resistance. Learn more about Crown Princess Märtha of Norway HERE, and HERE to learn the historical accuracy of the events portrayed.

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The eight part series was co-produced by the Norwegian production company Cinenord and Norway’s public broadcaster NRK, and in Norway, you can see the show online on the NRK website HERE. Every Sunday, you can see Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece Theatre on PBS, and in the US, you can also watch the show online HERE. (If you know where/how people in other countries can access the show please let us know)

As they are released in the US every week, we will have a recap of each episode, with links to the relevant historical events that were featured. 

Starting from Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha’s extensive visit of the United States in 1939, the first episode than details the events of a year later, when the Royal Family have a close escape while fleeing capture during the Nazi Occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Watch HERE

By the second episode, King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav plan their escape from Norway, while Crown Princess Märtha and the children take refuge with the Swedish Royal Family, namely her uncle King Gustaf V, at Drottningholm Palace, under intense pressure from the Nazis in Berlin. Watch HERE

In Episode 3, while bombs fall on King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav in London (including the famous Bombing of Buckingham Palace), Crown Princess Märtha and the children arrive in New York City, where President Roosevelt extends a special invitation. Watch HERE

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