• Short Summary

    It is reported that while King Frederik of Denmark was opening the Freedom Museum here today to commemorate Denmark's resistance against Germany in the 1939-45 war, a local newspaper received a telephone call warning that a bomb would shortly explode in the museum.

  • Description

    It is reported that while King Frederik of Denmark was opening the Freedom Museum here today to commemorate Denmark's resistance against Germany in the 1939-45 war, a local newspaper received a telephone call warning that a bomb would shortly explode in the museum.

    A tour of the museum, which was to have followed the opening ceremony, was cancelled while police searched the building. No bomb was found.

    The official ceremony was concluded without incident. The exhibits include pamphlets written in ungrammatical Danish which were dropped over Copenhagen before the German invasion on April 9th 1940, and material describing the methods used by the Gestapo to extract information from Danish prisoners.

    There are also leaflets drawn up by the Allied intelligence services telling German soldiers how to sham illness to escape national service. These instructions were concealed in the covers of prayer-books.

    On show also are a wide variety of weapons used by the underground movement in their fight against the Nazis. There is also a tableau representing the paraschuting of specially trained Allied agents, weapons and supplies during the night at prearranged locations, and members of the Danish underground waiting for the signal for the paraschute drop.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAERTVMNG9MCPB7OXEHTZ18CNHX
    Media URN:
    VLVAERTVMNG9MCPB7OXEHTZ18CNHX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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