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Today in World War II History—Aug. 29, 1943

King Christian X riding through Copenhagen on his 70th birthday, 26 September 1940 during the German occupation of Denmark (public domain via Wikipedia)

King Christian X riding through Copenhagen on his 70th birthday, 26 September 1940 during the German occupation of Denmark (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 29, 1943: Germans impose martial law in Denmark.

Germans dissolve Danish army and navy and interns personnel.

In Denmark, King Christian X and royal family are confined to the palace.

Danes scuttle fleet: 13 ships escape to Sweden, only 5 captured.