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The story of Danish resistance against the Nazis in Denmark. Sabotage on factories working for the German war machine, on military corps, on German airfields, on railways and on other targets which started on a large scale in the summer of 1943. Reasons why this resistance didn't show itself before then. The underground activities in Denmark as part of the Allied military operations in Europe. Details of activities. Allied air raids on Denmark and how they have helped the Dutch resistance. Counter measures taken by the Germans August 29, 1943. The speaker's own arrest as hostage. The German persecution of the Jews. Words from the Danish King's famous message to the Primate of the Danish Church. The organization of a refugee service from Denmark to Sweden to help the Jews, and also several Royal Air Force men who had made a forced landing in Denmark. Contributions from the Danish clergy, with illustrative examples. An outline of activities other than sabotage. The story of one young man in the Danish resistance who was executed by the Gestapo and the letter he wrote before being killed.