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9. april (2015)

On April 9, 1940 Germany invaded Denmark. Based on real events - in Southern Jutland a military unit on bicycles was sent south to help hold back the Germans until reinforcement.

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Credited cast:
... Oberstløjtnant Hintz
... Sekondløjtnant Sand
... Menig Andersen
... Menig Lassen
... Kaptajn Holm
Joachim Fjelstrup ... Sergent Bundgaard
Jesper Hagelskær Paasch ... Løjtnant Jepsen
... Løjtnant Gjermansen
Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Menig Lundgren
... Guard
Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson ... Signalofficer
Michael Brostrup ... Oberst Hartz
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... Major Fladsaa
Jannik Lorenzen ... Menig Gram
Ari Alexander ... Menig Justesen
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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. Written by Nordisk Film Production A/S

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The morning of April 9th, 1940. The operation Weserübung commences. Denmark is at war with the most powerful army in Europe. See more »

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9 апреля  »

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The german codename for the invasion of Denmark was "Weserübung" Weser being the name of a river in north Germany, and übung meaning exercise See more »

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(at around 38 mins) The Germans are firing an MG 42 in a battle in 1940. See more »

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Excellent film.
23 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I am an Englishman who lives in Denmark with a great interest in military history generally. This film captures extremely well the first 6 hours of the German invasion. I found it accurate, well made and well acted. A simple, straightforward story well told.

The Danes surrendered after 6 hours.The Germans lost 101 men killed or wounded. The Danes lost 26 killed and 23 wounded. The Danes didn't have a chance. It is true that, during the war, the Germans recruited SS units from Denmark, these were chiefly from Southern Jutland which had been a part of Germany from 1864 until 1920 and had extremely strong German family connections and Germanic culture.


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