Large crowd honors King Fredrick at Windsor in England. King Fredrick of Denmark receives the highest order in Britain's chivalry. King Fredrick is installed as knight of the Garter. Queen Elizabeth and Britain's royal family at reception in Guildhall, London. Lord Mountbatten and Princess Margarete Rose take part in the ceremony to attend city officials and honor King of Denmark.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlin go round the world in an amphibious jeep. The amphibious jeep carrying Mr. and Mrs. Carlin and their children at a sea. Mr. and Mrs. Carlin of Australia arrive in Denmark. They get off the jeep. People standing at a pier in the background. The amphibious jeep is driven in the streets.
International motorbike race on the dusty track at Denmark, Europe. Contestants include two Britishers, one Norwegian and a Dane. Eric Williams from England wins the race on the dirt track.
Film about Denmark after the German occupying force declared martial law and state of war with Denmark, in 1943-44 during World War 2. It was made by Danes and smuggled out of Denmark during that period. Opens with view of a church building and flocks of birds. Views of German army troops marching into Copenhagen, Denmark on 9 April 1940. SS troops dressed in black, marching. German soldiers carrying rifles with fixed bayonets, goosestepping. A fire burning at site sabotaged by Danish resistance elements in 1943. Derailed trains carrying goods to Germany. Fire at a German factory. Danish workers with bicycles staging a strike in protest German measures in response to resistance actions. Danes gathered in outdoor observance memorializing those killed by the Germans. A shop owned by German sympathizers (Quislings) destroyed by other Danes. People gathered on street on 29 August 1943, when the occupying German forces attacked the remaining Danish garrison and declared martial law. Announcement posted in Danish on a wall. View of Danish Naval vessels ordered scuttled by the Danish Admiralty, including the coastal defense ship,Peder-Skram, seen in front of a large building, the submarine, Havfruen (not seen) and others seen sunk at docks in Copenhagen harbor. Bullet hole through a glass window. A week later, on Sunday, 5 September, 1943, a German Panzer light tank is seen moving on a street, as pedestrians go about their business in Copenhagen. German soldiers patrolling on a motorcycle with sidecar. A man holding his hands up as he is hustled through a crowd under arrest by a German in black uniform. Motorcycle driving through pedestrians on the sidewalk. Spectators line a fence by an open field near a building labeled "Badstue Badminton." One, a woman, speaks through the fence to a Danish soldier interned there. View of the quarters of the Royal Guard at Rosenborg, occupied by German soldiers and with Nazi flag flying above it. Civilian relatives of interned men wait outside army headquarters for news about them. A courtyard, during a mass funeral, is filled with memorial flower wreaths covering the coffins of Danish soldiers and civilians killed by the Germans. Camera focuses on a wreath from King Christian of Denmark, among the many others. Two German soldiers march up a path at the Royal Residence Amalienborg, where King Christian is arrested. Views from moving camera as Danish flags are seen flying all over the city of Copenhagen, on 26 September, 1943, to celebrate the King's 73rd Birthday. The major exception is the Nazi Gestapo headquarters in the "Shellhus" (the prewar Shell Oil offices) shown in isolation. Views of people moving their belongings on hand carts after their homes were taken over by Germans. The slogan in English, "Do it well and do it now,"is seen left by Danish resistance fighters where they sabotaged a German military installation.
Invasion of Denmark and Norway by Germany on 9th April,1940 during World War II.
Invasion of Denmark: German warships and troop ships underway towards Denmark. A Nazi Navy ensign flag flying and German soldiers on a deck. A large gun on the deck. Infantry with machine guns. The soldiers look through binoculars. German Heinkel 111 bombers fly overhead. German tanks roll along street in Denmark. German troops unload from ships at a pier and parade through the streets of Denmark. Invasion of Norway: Interior view of German Ju 52 transport airplane loaded with troops and bicycles. An air view of Norway coast. Heinkel 111 aircraft in flight. Numerous German float planes seen in harbor below. Ju 52 comes in for landing. Several Ju 52s on an airport. Troops unload from one and march from the field. German troops take up positions. A radio tower being guarded. A Nazi soldier on guard at Oslo airport. Formations of Me bf 109 aircraft fly overhead. German troops in defensive positions overlooking a port. Ju 88 bombers overhead, and bombing coastal area. German troops marching in Oslo, Norway.
View,through trees, of Klampenborg Hermitage (AKA Eremitageslottet or The Eremitage Castle) in Dyrehaven (Deer park), North of Copenhagen, Denmark (a former Royal hunting ground). Various animals are seen moving in flocks and herds. Summer residence of Danish Royal families, Sorgenfri Palace,located in the Lyngby-Taarbæk municipality in Greater Copenhagen. Uniformed guards are seen at the gates. An officer on horseback rides out the gate. Frederiksborg castle, Hillerod, Denmark. Fredensborg Palace on the eastern shore of Lake Esrumon, the island of Zealand, Denmark. (It is the Danish Royal Family’s spring and autumn residence.) View of Kronborg castle in Elsinore, Denmark (famous from Shakespeare's Hamlet).