Danish WWII Pilots




 
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October 15th, 2014  
Kesse81
 

Topic: Danish WWII Pilots


A rather large number of Danish men and women joined the air forces during the Second World War. Many paid the ultimate price. This site commemorates these young people.

http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/
October 15th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
I'm surprised that you had a total of 116 pilots. This is a significant number. I've aware that a lot of Polish and French pilots flew with the RAF and USAAF but not Danes. It would be interesting to hear about a Danish underground. I know they highly resisted Nazi anti Jewish laws and policies.
October 16th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
About 1,500 Danish citizens volunteered for allied military service
and about 6,300 as merchant seamen.

Here are a few pages dealing the Danish resistance.
Most books written on the subject is of course in Danish, but there are a few in English. IŽll try to find some.

If you have specific questions about Denmark during WWII, just ask.
I had two great-grandfathers who participated in the war. One in the Danish Resistance and the other as a volunteer in the British Army.

I also have a collection of some stories from the occupation of Denmark. I can try to translate a few.

http://auschwitz.dk/denmark.htm
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/revolt/danishresistance.html
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/danish_resistance.htm
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/danish-citizens-resist-nazis-1940-1945
http://therandomlibrarian.wordpress.com/into/
http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007740
http://www.danculture.dk/2014/05/the-danish-resistance-against-the-german-occupation-of-denmark-1940-45-under-world-war-2/
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October 16th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kesse81
About 1,500 Danish citizens volunteered for allied military service
and about 6,300 as merchant seamen.

Here are a few pages dealing the Danish resistance.
Most books written on the subject is of course in Danish, but there are a few in English. IŽll try to find some.

If you have specific questions about Denmark during WWII, just ask.
I had two great-grandfathers who participated in the war. One in the Danish Resistance and the other as a volunteer in the British Army.

I also have a collection of some stories from the occupation of Denmark. I can try to translate a few.

. http://auschwitz.dk/denmark.htm
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/revolt/danishresistance.html
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/danish_resistance.htm
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/danish-citizens-resist-nazis-1940-1945
http://therandomlibrarian.wordpress.com/into/
http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007740
http://www.danculture.dk/2014/05/the...r-world-war-2/
Very good material! It is quite uplifting to read about the heroic's of the Danes in WW2. A smaller country yet one that played its part.
October 17th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kesse81
About 1,500 Danish citizens volunteered for allied military service
and about 6,300 as merchant seamen.

Here are a few pages dealing the Danish resistance.
Most books written on the subject is of course in Danish, but there are a few in English. IŽll try to find some.

If you have specific questions about Denmark during WWII, just ask.
I had two great-grandfathers who participated in the war. One in the Danish Resistance and the other as a volunteer in the British Army.

I also have a collection of some stories from the occupation of Denmark. I can try to translate a few.

http://auschwitz.dk/denmark.htm
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/revolt/danishresistance.html
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/danish_resistance.htm
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/danish-citizens-resist-nazis-1940-1945
http://therandomlibrarian.wordpress.com/into/
http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007740
http://www.danculture.dk/2014/05/the-danish-resistance-against-the-german-occupation-of-denmark-1940-45-under-world-war-2/
I have been reading about ordinary Danes under German occupation wearing knitted caps in RAF colours thereby showing support for the Allies. That took guts.
October 17th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I have been reading about ordinary Danes under German occupation wearing knitted caps in RAF colours thereby showing support for the Allies. That took guts.
During the occupation, there were many Danes who wore tags and other little things that showed that they sympathized with the Allies.

Here is a girl with a hat in the Royal Air Force Royal Air ForceŽs colors. An SS soldier has seen it and ensure that a police officer will confiscate the hat and note the girlŽs name. In the worst case, the girl was fined.



Danish family with RAF caps.



RAF cap worn as a demonstration against the Germans.

October 17th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Although the Nazis used a lighter tough with the Danes than some other conquered peoples. From what I read on the links many even passive resistors were would have been lucky to get off with a fine. They were arrested and exposed to violence, after 43.
October 18th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
Although the Nazis used a lighter tough with the Danes than some other conquered peoples. From what I read on the links many even passive resistors were would have been lucky to get off with a fine. They were arrested and exposed to violence, after 43.
ItŽs correct
In September 43, the Germans had lost patience with the Danes.
The gloves came off and the Germans showed their true face. German martial law was introduced. The Danish government resigned and the resistance against the Germans became more violent and so became the Germans.
 


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