On a cold and windy Whit Sunday, on our way home from a trip to Zealand, Henry and I went to a war memorial at a churchyard placed high in the countryside of Langeland, a narrow island between Funen and Zealand. Thirteen British, Canadian and American Airmen were buried here at Magleby Churchyard. Six British and Canadian airmen are still […]
Even if we fail or perish, our efforts must lead to some result. When so many seeds are sown, some plants must come up. Posterity will blame those who remain idle in a time like this. I do not wish to incur in that blame.
On our trips around in Denmark, my husband and I always try to include a memorial for something historical in that same area. This time, a few weeks ago, it meant many extra kilometers as we primarily wanted to see the North Sea in high autumn sunshine. The War Memorial at the crash site in South West Jutland This memorial […]
Two weeks ago I wrote a little about the young Danish Freedom Fighter Kim Malthe-Brun. The book that inspired me wasn’t easy to translate as it consisted of letters and diaries from the last three years of his life. I keep material in a basket that I use for blogging, and soon after the post was released, I found an […]
Kim Malthe-Brun was executed a month before the liberation of Denmark. Today, 80 years after we in Denmark celebrate the end of the German occupation. He was only 21 years old when he died. As a sailor he helped transport weapon and people illegally to Sweden. He wrote farewell letters to his mother and his girlfriend where he asked them […]
Gunter Demnig's Stolpersteine project is the world's largest memorial with 74.000 brass 'stones' in 26 different countries.
Kaj Munk (1898-1944), a Danish WWII vicar, sacrificed his life insisting on speaking the truth. He was survived by his wife and five young children.
My favourite place in Copenhagen is the Churchill Park near the before mentioned Gefion Fountain at the harbour. Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by the courage of the young Danish soldier Anders Lassen in British service during the war. In the park adjacent to the former Freedom Museum is his bust. The museum burnt down some years […]
LOST The Quest for Jan van Boeckel During the first years of blogging, I came upon Mogromo’s Blog. The blog site was illustrated with the most fascinating photos that supported the mysterious disappearance of a dear family member during the last year of the war. The Dutch writer behind that blog was discreet about who he or she was and […]
Battle of Britain Monument at Victoria Embankment in London The Battle of Britain took place from 10th July -31st October 1940. The outcome of WWII would have turned out differently had the Germans won. Winston Churchill NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW.” Winston Churchill, 20 August 1940 In 2014, […]