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?
While the bicyckle troops might seem a bit unpractical - such units where actually quite common in many countries at the time. See more
(at around 55 mins) There is someone in the background passing on a bicycle, wearing something red. It appears to be someone riding a modern day mountain bike. See more