German Invasion and Occupation of Denmark in World War 2
European Theater Date:1940, April Duration:4 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
German troops occupying key locations in the City of Copenhagen, Denmark, during the Second World War. Troops occupying the Danish Citadel fortress. Front of a church with inscription: "Jeg er vejen og sandheden" (I am the way and the truth). German troops in courthyard of the Citadel, folding up the Danish flag (Swastika flying from roof). German bombers dropping "OPRPI" leaflets over the city, calling for Danes to cooperate. Danish and German soldiers sharing cigarettes, as German bombers fly overhead. German Major-General Kurt Himer (Commander of the Occupying forces) and his Danish counterpart. German and Danish military officers conferring. German soldier issues nightsticks to Copenhagen's Danish City police. Views of German occupation forces moving through Denmark in motorized transports. King Christian X seen riding along city street, on horseback ,followed by small retinue of bodyguards. Several Danish citizens remove their hats as he passes. A German soldier salutes. Armed German troop ships tied up at a pier. German soldiers directing traffic. German troops and war materiel being moved by rail and truck. German troops moving in half tracks towing artillery.
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