Daily Archives: August 29, 2013

Dockworkers in Denmark scuttle warships to keep them out of German hands 70 years ago today (1943)

Video: 'Denmark Fights for Freedom (1944)' (Aug. 29, 1943, at 2:08)

(Sunday, August 29, 1943; during the Occupation of Denmark, part of World War II) — When German occupational forces today dissolved the government of Denmark, which had refused to respond to a wave of strikes and disturbances, dockworkers at Copenhagen scuttled at least twenty Danish navy warships to keep them from falling into enemy hands.