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AUG 29 1943 Denmark defies Nazi Martial Law German troops on the streets of Denmark, 29th August 1943.

“Happy German occupation soldiers call Denmark a "whipped cream front"- safe & relaxed, compared to fighting Red Army.

The King of Denmark went out on his horse in Copenhagen every day during the German occupation in World War 2.

The King of Denmark went out on his horse in Copenhagen every day during the German occupation in World War

1941, Hovedbanegården, tysk politidelegation, fra venstre: Arthur Dahl, Hauptman Ebeling, Dr. Kanstein, politiinspektør Magius, general Becker, oberstløjtnant Heischmann, politikommisær Brondt, major Macek, major Brösicke, Hauptman Ohm, Hauptmann Stenzek og politikommisær Holten.

1941, Hovedbanegården, tysk politidelegation, fra venstre: Arthur Dahl, Hauptman Ebeling, Dr. Kanstein, politiinspektør Magius, general Becker, oberstløjtnant Heischmann, politikommisær Brondt, major Macek, major Brösicke, Hauptman Ohm, Hauptmann Stenzek og politikommisær Holten.

Why Was Denmark Different for Nazis?

Why Was Denmark Different for Nazis?

Why did the Nazis fail so spectacularly in Denmark? The peculiarities of the German occupation of its tiny northern neighbor may provide a clue.

German soldiers marching through Copenhagen, after the occupation of Denmark in the course of Operation Weseruebung, to participate at a muster of the German troops on the occasion of Hitler’s birthday. Occupation of Denmark, 1940.

German soldiers marching through Copenhagen, after the occupation of Denmark in the course of Operation Weseruebung, to participate at a muster of the German troops on the occasion of Hitler’s birthday. Occupation of Denmark,

Danes who had helped the Gestapo during the occupation are driven through the streets on open vans for public humiliation after being arrested by the resistance. The signs says "Fangeplager fra Shellhuset" and "Sandbæk, Plageaand"

Danish collaborators who had helped the Gestapo during the occupation are driven through the streets on open vans, May

Kaj Munk, Danish Lutheran pastor and playwright. During the German occupation of Denmark from 1940 he spoke boldly against the occupying power and their collaborators in speeches, sermons and poems. On January 4, 1943, Munk was taken from his parsonage by the Gestapo. His body was found the next day in a ditch near a road. He had been shot through the head. More than four thousand people defied Nazi orders and attended his funeral.

Kaj Munk, Danish Lutheran pastor and playwright. During the German occupation of…

Copenhagen, Denmark. 22 June 1944.A Danish boy flees from the explosion at the Rifle Syndicate factory. The factory had been supplying the occupying German military with arms and became a target for the Danish Resistance. Members of the BOPA (Borgerlige Partisaner)drove two trucks filled with 400 kg of explosives into the factory and informed the factory workers so that they could escape.

A Danish boy flees from the explosion at the Riffelsyndikatet (Rifle Syndicate) factory. The factory had been supplying the occupying German military with arms and became a target for the Danish.

Danish Resistance WW2

Members of the Danish Resistance take aim at remaining German troops during the last few days of the German occupation before British forces liberate the city. Copenhagen would be fully liberated on

Danish woman reads illegial press newspaper while riding a bicycle during the occupation. Ingen titel - Nationalmuseets Samlinger Online

Danish woman reads illegial press newspaper while riding a bicycle during the occupation.

The Germans are leaving Denmark. May 1945. De5år

The Germans are leaving Denmark.

Female resistance fighters on Vimmelskaftet in Copenhagen after the liberation d. May 5, 1945

Danish female resistance fighters on Vimmelskaftet in Copenhagen after the liberation d. May 1945

King Christian X of Denmark and his brother King George of Greece, sister Princess Alexandra of Wales, behind them at back is their youngest brother Prince Valdemar of Denmark.

King Christian X of Denmark and his brother King George of Greece, sister Princess Alexandra of Wales, behind them at back is their youngest brother Prince Valdemar of Denmark.

Tyskerpigerne eller feltmadrasserne, som de også kaldtes, var nemme at få øje på og var nogle af de første, som harmen gik ud over. I mange byer blev de ført igennem gaderne til offentlig ydmygelse. Der var dog ikke noget retsligt grundlag for at straffe dem,  fordi de var blevet betaget af og havde plejet omgang med tyske soldater.

Tyskerpigerne eller feltmadrasserne, som de også kaldtes, var nemme at få øje på og var nogle af de første, som harmen gik ud over. I mange byer blev de ført igennem gaderne til offentlig ydmygelse. Der var dog ikke noget retsligt grundlag for at straffe dem, fordi de var blevet betaget af og havde plejet omgang med tyske soldater.

Klokken er 04-15 – og Danmark er i krig! Operation Weserübung, kodenavnet for det tyske angreb på Norge og Danmark den 9. april 1940, begynder på dette klokkeslet for 70 år siden. #ww2 #Andenverdenskrig #Oprop

German Ju 52 transport planes over Denmark on the morning of April

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