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Germans occupy Copenhagen; panic in town square

Film | Accession Number: 1992.244.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0828 | Film ID: 511
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Germans takeover all Danish military installations and personnel and declared Martial Law. Two German soldiers marching up street lined with trees, in front of castle. CU, Martial Law document introduced on August 29, 1943 posted in window, reading "Militaire Undtagelsestilstand ihele Danmark." HAS street scene with German soldiers and Danish civilians, some with bicycles, around Town Hall Square in Copenhagen. HAS German military vehicle entering square. Automobiles, more bicycles. HAS men and women gathered around central building in square. German soldiers trying to keep a well-dressed man in line. Riots/chaos. Germans beating/hitting a Danish civilian. Man running away. MCU people in the street, running around, Germans pushing people around, panic (panicky music in BG). Attempting to establish order. Police on motor-bike. Tram. German military truck moving through square, less crowded.

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:01:38
Event Date
1943 August
Locale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Language
Danish
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of DR
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