Besættelsen 1940-45

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Danish soldiers with a 20 mm Madsen cannon

Danish soldiers with a 20 mm Madsen cannon

Remnants of the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen (Shellhuset), after being bombed by the RAF. Denmark, 1945

Remnants of the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen (Shellhuset), after being bombed by the RAF. Denmark, 1945

RYVANGEN, this was where gestapo executed the Danish resistance

RYVANGEN, this was where gestapo executed the Danish resistance

A group of Danish soldiers on the morning of the German invasion, 9 April 1940. Two of these men were killed later that day. Sixteen Danish soldiers died in the invasion, but after two hours the Danish government surrendered, believing that resistance was useless and hoping to work out an advantageous agreement with Germany.

A group of Danish soldiers on the morning of the German invasion, 9 April 1940. Two of these men were killed later that day. Sixteen Danish soldiers died in the invasion, but after two hours the Danish government surrendered, believing that resistance was useless and hoping to work out an advantageous agreement with Germany.

Hvidstengruppen: Danish freedom- fighter group collecting airdropped ammunition from England.

Hvidstengruppen: Danish freedom- fighter group collecting airdropped ammunition from England.

SIT Kapitulation 4. Maj 1945

SIT Kapitulation 4. Maj 1945

Iconic Photo of Danish PM Stauning incidentally passing a German officer on the street.

Iconic Photo of Danish PM Stauning incidentally passing a German officer on the street.

Danish freedom- fighters: Railroad- sabotage 11. april 1945

Danish freedom- fighters: Railroad- sabotage 11. april 1945

German coastal gun crew in exercise, Denmark, 1940

[Photo] German coastal gun crew in exercise, Denmark, 1940

German coastal gun crew in exercise, Denmark, 1940

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