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King's Choice, The
The King's Choice is a 2016 Norwegian war drama directed by Erik Poppe that tells the events of the German invasion of Norway in April 1940. On the night of April 9, 1940, the German Kriegsschiffgruppe 5 enters Norwegian waters. The invasion of Norway has begun - their target: King Haakon VII. When Oslo is attacked, Haakon VII flees and is pursued by German paratroopers. Meanwhile, the German envoy Curt Bräuer desperately tries to reach an armistice.
The 2015 movie April 9th describes the events of the Danish occupation.
The following weapons were used in the film King's Choice, The:
Crown Prince Olav (Anders Baasmo Christiansen) is seen carrying a holstered Kongsberg M1914, the Norwegian copy of the Colt M1911.
A Luger P08 is wielded by a German Feldwebel (seargent) of the Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) after the Battle of Midtskogen.
Some German soldiers are armed with MP40s.
Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894
Norwegian soldiers of the 1st Royal Guards Company including Fredrik Seeberg (Arthur Hakalahti) and Frode Vestli (Herbert Nordrum) use Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894 rifles.
Krag-Jørgensen M1904 Carbine
At least one Norwegian soldier can briefly be seen with a Krag-Jørgensen Model 1904 Carbine.
German Fallschirmjägers and soldiers carry Karabiner 98ks.
Two Kongsberg M/29 machine guns (Norwegian copy of the Colt 1917 variant) are fired by Norwegian soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
A Model 24 Stielhandgranate is thrown by a Fallschirmjäger in front of Seeberg.
28 cm Krupp Coastal Gun
The Oscarsborg Fortress is armed with 28 cm Krupp Coastal Guns. The guns seen in the movie are genuine. Two of these guns, with personal names Moses and Aron, heavily contributed in sinking the Kriegsmarine heavy cruiser Blücher on April 9, 1940.