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WWII, National Museum of Denmark

WW2 Images mostly from 1940-1945, during the occupation of Denmark. The National Museum is many museums in one. It is Denmark's largest museum of cultural history and includes the Open Air Museum, the Museum of Danish Resistance, Royal Jelling and 9 other museums.
Queue outside the butcher in Elsinore. August 1943.
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Flowers where the freedomfighter, police officer Kaj Hedal was shot. Nytorv at Strøget (the pedestrian street) in Copenhagen. Photo: Jørgen Nielsen for Jay

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Police officers in front of Griffenfeldtsgade 50 in Copenhagen - the communist party's head quarter

Arrestation of leading members of the communist party...Date: 22nd June 1941 (WW2)..More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbillede... more

Soccer. Denmark - Germany. Germany won 1-0. Hamburg, November 1940.

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Air-raid precaution exercise in Flakhaven in Odense, 1940

People wear gas masks because of experiences with gas attacks during WW1...More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp )

King Christian X on his horse. Gyldenløvsgade in Copenhagen 1940.

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Harald Heering from Akademisk Skytteforening (Academic Rifle Club). Small arms instructor: Captain Hingel

Amager Fælled in Copenhagen, 1942...More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp )

Queue outside the butcher in Elsinore. August 1943.

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People running, The Central Station in Aarhus. 26th August 1943 (WW2)

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Queue outside a soup kitchen,at Klostertorv in Ålborg 1943 (WW2)

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Bomb crater at Njalsgade in Copenhagen after the RAF attack on B&W

Date: 27th January 1943..More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp )

German guards at Vestre Fængsel (prison)

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Cyclists at Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen (1940-45)

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Bike with a side car (Between 1940 and 1945)

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German guards outside the Hotel Phoenix in Bredgade, Copenhagen (The German Marine's head quarter). 1940-45.

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The police clearing Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen during the strike in 1944.

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HIPO inspecting identity cards when people cross Langebro (bridge) in Copenhagen

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Cyclist looking at the burning Shellhouse (Getapo's head quarter) after the RAF attack.. 18th April 1944.

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May 5th 1945

People cheering on the street in Odense May 5th 1945. .More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

After May 5th 1945

People standing on the top of a bunker in the days of liberation, carrying The Danish flag. They’re standing at Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen..More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMb... more

May 1945

During the German occupation, public transport in Denmark was often horse drawn carriages that. Here the horses are decorated with Danish flags on the occasion of the liberation. .More images from The Museum of... more

Freedom fighters at Strandboulevarden in Copenhagen. 5th May 1945

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Children playing freedom fighters. Odinsgade, Copenhagen. May 1945

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Queue outside the cigarette shop at Bakken (amusement park) in Klampenborg. Summer 1945.

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The French school which was mistakenly bombed, and the surrounding neighborhoods. Sønder Boulevard 106. Photo: Jørgen Nielsen

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5th May 1945

Enthusiastic crowd celebrates freedom fighters at Gammeltorv in Copenhagen on 5 May 1945..More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

May 1945

German street signs are being removed in Tønder, May 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

May 5th 1945

Hoisting of the flag on a villageschool in Vendsyssel on May 5th 1945. .More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Strøget (the walking street) in Copenhagen decorated with an image of the king.

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May 5th 1945

To celebrate the liberation 5th May 1945, windows are decorated with flags at GEFF Vinduesreklame on Nytorv Square in Aalborg. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Woman selling flags at Langelinje, Copenhagen. May 1945

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The king's aide-de-camp (Captain Henningsen) tells people that the king has gone to bed, so they can not see him. 4th May 1945.

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The mistakenly bombed French School and the surrounding neighborhoods. The ruins of the school is viewed from Frederiksberg Alle.

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The king's car at Strøget, Copenhagen. 26th September 1945.

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Freedom fighters at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen.

Battle between the freedom fighters and HIPO. 5th May 1945..In the background: The Royal Danish Theater...More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://ere... more

Days of liberation at Amagerbrogade.

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May 8th 1945

The news of capitulation is discovered from the daily news May 8th 1945 at Nybrogade in Copenhagen.More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

June 3rd 1945

After being in exile in Russia, the Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø is greeted by freedom fighters in the free port of Copenhagen, 3rd June 1945. Behind Martin Andersen Nexø we see Axel Larsen. On the right... more

May 5th 1945

The Tosca restaurant at Frederiksberggade in Copenhagen after the raze. Tosca was often used as a hang-out for german soldiers. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

May 5th 1945

People crowding at the beflagged Storegade in Bramminge on the day of liberation, May 5th 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

A freedomfighter.

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Freedom fighters in a German car at The Central Square (Rådhuspladsen) in Copenhagen. 5th May 1945.

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Biking freedomfighters in front of the Bennett travelling agency at Rådhuspladsen (town square) in Copenhagen.

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June 10th 1945

Police guard leaves the Amalienborg Palace after the Royal Guard 10th June 1945 has taken over guard duty. The police column is here seen in Store Kongensgade. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: ... more

Musicians in the streets of Vesterbro, Copenhagen, March 1945

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The king arrives at the opening of Rigsdagen (the Danish parliament) Photo: Jørgen Nielsen

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Books and papers from the German book shop at Frederiksberggade in Copenhagen. 5th May 1945.

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People near the central square. May 1945.

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Woman with RAF badges and Dannebrog (the Danish flag). 5th May 1945.

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May 4th 1945

People cheering at Amalienborg palace square at nighttime. The police is blocking the square due to safety precautions. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Returning prisoners from the concentration camp Stutthof. Copenhagen, 2nd June 1945

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May 9th 1945

Biking freedomfighters vanguard at the Kings trip to Christiansborg at the opening of the Danish parliament on May 9th 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

The Royal Guard replaces the police at Amalienborg Palace. 10th of June 1945.

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The arrival of the Danish brigade on the days of liberation. Østerbrogade, Copenhagen. Photo: Flemming Wolf-Frederiksen.

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The King and Queen arrives at the first football match against Sweden after the liberation.

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Dannebrog (the Danish flag) at Danas Plads in Copenhagen. 5th May 1945.

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Flags at Vesterbrogade in Copenhagen. The king's birthday, 26th September 1945.

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The mistakenly bombed French School and the surrounding neighborhoods. Henrik Ibsens Vej 18-22.

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May 1945

Fireworks at Odense harbour in the days after the liberation on May 5th 1945.More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

British troops passes Rådhuspladsen (town square) in Copenhagen.

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Summer 1945

Russian soldiers visiting Holbæk after the liberation of May 5th 1945.More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Flags at the central square in Copenhagen. After 5th May 1945.

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People at the central square. May 1945.

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Strøget (the pedestrian street) in Copenhagen, decorated with flags. Photo: Jørgen Nielsen

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Rådhuspladsen (town square) in Copenhagen.

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After May 5th 1945

In the days of liberation, the radio store Climax at Nytorv in Copenhagen is decorated with an enormous British flag. The bystanders are watching the suspected traitors at the courthouse. More images from The M... more

May 5th 1945

Demonstration passing the street Vestergade in Odense late in the morning on May 5th More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Wanted: Information about The White Buses

The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescued over 17,000 people out of the concentration camps in Germany during World War II.... more

Nazi doll, hanging from a sign at Strøget (the pedestrian street) after May 5th

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People are burning papers from Dagmarhus (The German head quarter during the occupation). 6th May 1945.

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Sabotage. People looking at Langebro (bridge) in Copenhagen. 27th March 1945.

The sabotage group BOPA places 150 kg. explosives in a train that blew up while it was crossing the bridge...More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://... more

May 9th 1945

Biking freedomfighters vanguard at the Kings trip to Christiansborg at the opening of the Danish parliament on May 9th 1945.

Barrow with flags (English/British) in Copenhagen. May 1945.

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May 11th 1945

Danes in the airplane on the way from London to Denmark on 11 May 1945. The Danish diplomatic representative in Washington and newly appointed Minister of liberation government, Henrik Kauffmann, seen on the fa... more

Kompagni Vest with bikes. People from The Academic Rifle Club during the Slotsholm detachement

Entry of Christiansborg, 5th May 1945..More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp )

June 30th 1945

The workers demonstration crosses Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louises bridge) in Copenhagen, in relation to the one-year celebration of the general strike at. Probably on June 30th 1945. More images from The Mu... more

Enthusiastic people with flags outside Vor Frue Kirke in Copenhagen. May 1945

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Wanted: Information about The White Buses

The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescued over 17,000 people out of the concentration camps in Germany during World War II.... more

Who is the man to the right?

The man to the left is Major Brown, who led the British troops that came to Jutland in May 1945..Here he is photographed in Holstebro..The man on the right, however, cannot be identified, but he is most likely ... more

People celebrating the liberation of Denmark. 5th May 1945.

At Strøget in Copenhagen...More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp )

May 5th 1945

Happy people on the street in Gråsten on May 5th More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

May 1945

Danish children with british and american flags, May 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Wanted: Information about The White Buses.

Danish buses in the sports field in Padborg 19th April 1945 in Bernadotte action...The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescue... more

September 26, 1945

Girls dressed in national dress puts flowers on the street just before the King’s ride through Copenhagen on the day of his birth, 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbille... more

May 4th 1945

Women carrying bananas, dressed in traditional costume on the anniversary of the liberation 4th May 1946. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Queue outside the bank in Kolding because of the currency reform. 23th of July 1945.

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Saboteurs with guns, March 1945

Guarding at Lyshøjgårdsvej in Copenhagen, where the saboteurs' cars are placed...Date: March 1945..More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmu... more

May 1945

Open-air meeting at Esbjerg stadion, May 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

Wanted: Information about The White Buses.

Picture taken In the forest at Friedrichsruh...The National Museum of Denmark is currently seeking individuals stories and objects associated with the White Buses, who rescued over 17,000 people out of the conc... more

Kompagni Vest. People from The Academic Rifle Club during the Slotsholm detachement

Assembling at Landbohøjskolen in Copenhagen before the entry at Christiansborg 5th May 1945...More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp ( http://erez.natmus.dk/... more

Freedom fighters inspecting cars at Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen. 5th May 1945

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Jeanne d’Arc School on fire. Maglekildevej at Frederiksberg. 21st March 1945.

The bombing was a part of the Operation Carthage. The bombs where ment to hit the Shellhouse (Gestapo's head quarter), but one of the pilots dropped the bombs over the school because it lost control over the pl... more

Woman. Freedom fighter with rifle at the Carlsberg Breweries. May 1945

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The police on their way to Sweden, returning from concentration camp in Germany. 1945

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Members of the resistance movement in fight with German soldiers. Flakhaven in Odense. 5th of May 1945.

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May 9th 1945

King Christian X and Alexandrine leaves Christiansborg after the opening of Rigsdagen (the Danish parliament) on May 9th 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp

May 9th 1945

Christian X is applauded on his way to Christiansborg at the opening of Rigsdagen (the Danish parliament) on May 9th 1945. More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp