In June 1919, a peace treaty with Germany was signed in France, and formally brought an end to the Great War, which we now call World War I.
How much does The Sound of Music movie differ from the true story of the von Trapp family? Take a look back at the hugely-successful musical based on their lives, and find out both fact and fiction.
WAR DECLARED: See 31 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI back in 1914.
‘The Sound of Music,’ thanks to superior handling and affectionate care, has made the tricky transition from stage to screen with all its virtues intact. If anything, there is an extra glow of magic to this operetta in its movie offspring.
Austrian singer — a woman whose autobiography went on to inspire the 1959 stage play and the 1965 movie The Sound of Music filed her intention to become an American citizen in January 1944.