Danish soldiers of the 4th Battalion Bicycle Regiment somewhere near Bredevad (according to Copenhagenize.com), cycling to the front on April 9, 1940, the day Germany invaded Denmark.
Realizing that resistance would be futile, the Danish government surrendered just two hours after the start of the invasion. As such, Denmark was able to negotiate favorable and collaborative terms with the occupying German forces.
A total of 16 Danish soldiers perished during the invasion.
Book suggestion ⤵️
📖 Conquered, Not Defeated: Growing Up in Denmark During the German Occupation of World War II (Peter H. Tveskov, 2003)