Hitler’s Savage Canary, A History Of The Danish Resistance In World War II

The Danish Resistance have received much less coverage than other groups bravely fighting German Occupation. This book goes a long way to correcting the omission. – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Hitler's Savage Canary, A History Of The Danish Resistance In World War II
FILE: R3074
AUTHOR: David Lampe
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £14.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, German 
occupation, Resistance Movement, Denmark, Scandinavia, GESTAPO, SS-SD, SS 
Viking, sabotage, intelligence gathering

ISBN: 1-52676-072-X

PAGES: 237
IMAGE: B3074.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The Danish Resistance have received much less coverage than other 
groups bravely fighting German Occupation. This book goes a long way to 
correcting the omission. – Very Highly Recommended.

The story of resistance movements has concentrated on the French Resistance and the 
French Communist partisans. It is difficult to understand why the Danes were not 
better recognized because although their resistance movement started slowly, it was 
critical to Britain's progress in the war by reporting movements of ships, like Bismark, 
as they tried to break out into the North Sea and Atlantic. That was not the extent of 
the Danish contribution to defeating Hitler, but it was arguably of greatest importance 
in the darkest hours of WWII.

Hitler expected Denmark to become the model protectorate and had high hopes of 
Danes volunteering to serve in the German forces. Churchill recognized that Danish 
spirit would lead them to becoming a dangerous and courageous Resistance 
Movement.

This reprint of a booked written by the late David Lampe was first published in 1957, 
the author dying in 2003. He researched thoroughly and produced a comprehensive 
account of the Danish opposition to Occupation. It is a thrilling read and captures the 
courage of all those who fought on in a clandestine war, where capture offered bleak 
prospects. The coast watch system was of great importance to the Royal Navy, but 
there was a significant flow of intelligence in all areas to assist the Allies and the 
radio guides, set up along the coast by the Resistance, were of enormous help to the 
bomber streams.

Some of the successes were amazing. Almost the entire Jewish population of some 
7,000 were smuggled out to Sweden and safety. For a small and basically pacific 
nation Denmark made an indispensable contribution to the defeat of Germany.