|April 9th |
||March 12th, 2015
April 9th is a 2015 Danish war movie about the German occupation in 1940. The movie focus on a small Danish bicycle unit under the command of Second Lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk). On the 8th of April his unit is sent to the Danish-German border. Still this night, the German Army began with the invasion. Despite the low prospects for success, Sand is given the order to stop the German troops until further reinforcements can arrive. The 2016 movie The King's Choice describes the events of the Norwegian occupation.
The following weapons were used in the film April 9th:
The personal firearm of Second Lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) is a Bergmann-Bayard M1910/21 pistol.
Bergmann-Bayard M1910/21 - 9x23 mm Largo
Danish officer on the left with a Bermann-Bayard holster on his belt.
Sand takes his pistol and loads it.
During the final battle Sand draws his pistol.
Krag-Jørgensen Model 1889/24 Artillery Carbine
Danish soldiers are armed with Krag-Jørgensen Model 1889/24 Artillery Carbines. Recognizable by the curved bolt handle.
Krag-Jørgensen Model 1889 Artillery Carbine - 8x58R
Danish soldier reloads his rifle.
Krag-Jørgensen Model 1889/24 Infantry Carbine
Some Danish soldiers are also armed with the infantry model of the Krag-Jørgensen with straight bolt handle. Second Lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) takes one and give it to one of his soldiers.
Krag-Jørgensen Model 1889/24 Infantry Carbine - 8x58R
Danish soldier takes aim.
Danish soldier with the rifle over his shoulder.
Two soldiers with their Krag rifles.
Closer view of the straight bolt.
German soldiers can be seen with Karabiner 98ks.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers escort Danish PoWs.
Two German soldiers with the Carbines.
German soldiers can also seen with MP40s.
Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
German soldier with MP40
The solder on the left holds the MP.
The bicycle squad is armed with one Madsen M24 machine gun. They use it against the Sd.Kfz. 221 and Sd.Kfz. 222.
For comparison: Madsen Model 1902/21 machine gun
Danish soldiers with the Madsen.
The same soldiers fire on a Sd.Kfz. 222.
Sd.Kfz. 221 are armed with MG34s.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Gunner fires at the Madsen mg team.
Anachronistic MG42 are also used by German soldiers.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier fires his MG.
20mm Madsen machine cannon
The motorcycle unit is armed with a 20mm Madsen machine cannon.
Madsen M/38 automatic cannon - 20x120mm
The Gunner fires the cannon.
Danish soldier manning the cannnon.