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Topic-related question about TV show "The Restaurant"
Posted by CatherineNY
on 24/3/2020, 18:51:38
I have been passing some of the quarantine here in New York (we live in Westchester County, right outside New York City) by watching "The Restaurant" ("Vår tid är nu"). The opening credits have at least two shots of King Gustav VI Adolf, one with a princess who appears to be Princess Margaretha. In the first scene, set on 8 May 1945, a main character's mother wants to send her to a household management school, and the daughter asks why she can't go to one in Stockholm, saying, "Even the princesses went there." My question concerns the following scene, in which crowds in the street celebrate the announcement that Germany has surrendered unconditionally. The happy crowd is waving both Swedish and Norwegian flags. Does anyone know why this would be the case? Reference is made later in the show to the separation between Sweden and Norway, and an elderly character remarks that it should never have happened. I know that Sweden was neutral, while Norway was occupied, during the war. I'd be interested to hear any answers on why so many of the crowd would be shown waving Norwegian flags on this occasion.