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Freedom and occupation

Liberation day celebrations on Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen. 4 May 2015. Photo: Mick.

Liberation day celebrations on Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen. 4 May 2015. Photo: Mick.

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Danish liberation from German occupation. The Germans capitulated on 4 May 1945 and Danes put candles in their normally blackened windows. All of Denmark? No, while the Germans left some days later, the Soviet troops came to the island of Bornholm, lying strategically in the Baltic sea below the southern tip of Sweden. It took nearly another year before Bornholm was liberated, but that is a different story.

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