In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against all odds, hold back the forces until the Danish reinforcements can be mobilized. In the fatal hours, we follow second lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) and his bicycle company - they will as the first Danish soldiers meet the enemy in combat on April 9th 1940.
Nordisk Film Production A/S
Did You Know?
The first combat jump in military history using paratroopers was also commenced on April 9th, when German Fallschirmjägers were dropped at Aalborg Air Base and the Storstrøms Bridge. It was vital for the Germans to secure Aalborg Air Base in Northern Jutland for the Luftwaffe to refuel on their route to bomb targets in Norway, and the air base was in German hands and ready to fuel bombers before noon that same day. See more
(at around 38 mins) The Germans are firing an MG 42 in a battle in 1940. See more