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
April 9th, 1940. The German troops have crossed the border. Denmark is at war.
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Did You Know?
Nazi Germany's primary reason for invading Denmark was to use the country as a stepping stone to invade Norway and also to secure a route for Swedish iron ore, a vital strategic resource for Germany. 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