Today’s Date: Occupied thoughts

Alex James
April 9th, 2016

This article is more than 7 years old.

Celebrating the liberation of Denmark (credit: National Museum of Denmark)

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the occupation of Denmark by Nazi Germany.

In the early hours of the morning, German forces crossed over the land border as its warships arrived in Copenhagen.

The events occurred so quickly there was no time to declare war. The occupation lasted for over five years, eventually coming to an end on 5 May 1945.


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