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 machine canons used by the Danish motorcycle units are 20 mm Madsen's mounted on Nimbus motorcycles. The light machineguns are the Madsen Recoil Gun with first models being produced from 1901. Both guns where exported in wast numbers by the Danish company Disa. See more
In the battle of Lundtoftbjerg(1940), a German soldier is equipped with a MG42 machine gun (developed in 1942). See more