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Someone know the REAL history of the family Trapp?
I know the film is fifty fiction and fifty real but... Really they passed the mountains, etc?
Thanks in advance,
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Walking across the mountains as they are shown doing at the end of the film would have actually taken them into Germany!
I don't know their whole story but they ended up living in New England. I remember hearing them in concert when I was a boy in Baltimore, Md, in the mid-1950s.
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They escaped in a freight car. Climb every freight car
just didn't make a very good song.
some of what happened in the film is right on, but that mountain would have actually taken them, not only to Germany, but within a short drive of the Berghof. That would hav ebeen bad for them 8) .
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Here is a link to an earelier thread about the von Trapps. It includes background info, discussion of how they fled, what they did after arriving in the USA, photos of the real family, etc.
http://www.thirdreichforum.com/phpBB2/v ... php?t=4756