World War II

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Sleeping with the enemy

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Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Functionality top priority

The library is a milestone in the development of a regional version of functionalism that had…

Steffen Elmer Jørgensen
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Steffen Elmer Jørgensen

Concrete beauties

Reinforced concrete is rarely associated with superlative architecture. But in the early 1900s,…

Thomas Tram Pedersen
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Thomas Tram Pedersen

600 Germans and a battery of cannons

The main armaments at the Hanstholm fortifications consisted of the four 38-centimetre cannons…

Thomas Tram Pedersen
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Thomas Tram Pedersen

Main base of the Danish Air Force

When the Germans occupied Denmark in 1940, the Luftwaffe already had plans to build an airfield on …

Jørgen Smidt-Jensen
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Jørgen Smidt-Jensen

Resistance fighter, innkeeper and handyman

Marius Fiil is most famous for his exploits as a resistance fighter. But most of his time was spent…

John V. Jensen
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John V. Jensen

Too many dead children

The German refugees in Denmark do not get much of a mention in the history books. But the story of …

Anna Noe Bovin
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Anna Noe Bovin

Canadian aircraft bombed diatomite plant

Skarrehage Molerværk from 1916, the original plant that processed the local diatomite, is located …

Mette Lilly Nielsen
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Mette Lilly Nielsen

Jewish refugees caught in church attic

The story of Gilleleje and the escape of the Danish Jews also has a tragic side - some died while…

Inger Wiene
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Inger Wiene

Life on the road

Facing Svenskehusene, on the opposite side of Ellebjergvej, Blushøjlejren was the winter home of…

Kjeld Hansen
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Kjeld Hansen

One month's rye bread for the whole of Funen

The German Occupation in 1940 prompted the agricultural community to exploit the Danes' fear…

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