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.
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
PAGES: 237 IMAGE: B3074.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/ygel5g5w LINKS: 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.