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
The morning of April 9th, 1940. The operation Weserübung commences. Denmark is at war with the most powerful army in Europe.
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Did You Know?
The high caliber machine cannon used by the Danish motorcycle units is the 20 mm Madsen Autocannon M/38 mounted on Nimbus motorcycles. The light machine gun used by the infantry is the Madsen Recoil Gun with first models being produced from 1901. Both guns were exported in vast numbers by the Danish company Disa. 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