Skip to comments.Gun amnesty turns up WWII resistance cache (Lots of PHOTOS)
Posted on 07/05/2017 8:15:51 PM PDT by FreeInWV
As part of a weapons amnesty in Denmark, police recovered a vintage stockpile of munitions including submachine guns and grenades.
The South Jutland Police posted images to social media last week of some 25 weapons and 100 grenades turned in as part of a reprieve for those with illegal or unregistered arms, many of which may have a connection to Danish history.
Occupied by Germany during World War II, Denmark was home to a well-organized network of underground resistance units, often equipped by the Allies through the OSS and SOE. Among the weapons brought down from attics and up from under floorboards last month were STEN submachine guns, an anti-tank rocket launcher, a BREN light machine gun, and various bolt-action rifles including German Mausers.
As noted by Danish media group Amtsavisen, many of the guns and munitions are believed linked to the famous Hvidsten Group (Hvidstengruppens), a resistance organization who met secretly at the Hvidsten Inn in the city of Randers. Active in 1943-44, eight of the groups members were executed by the Germans while others were imprisoned.
Starting from humble beginnings, it is estimated that as many as 45,000 Danes were part of the resistance by the end of the war.
Besides the former resistance arms, a number of weapons of more modern vintage as well as some that predated WWII by a good bit surfaced.
Authorities are reportedly contacting the Danish National Museum about some of the more historical weapons.
They should have kept them hidden. In just a few years, they’ll be needed.
They took up arms against the Nazis only to lay down their arms for the muslims.
There’s some nice stuff there
If it’s time to bury them, it’s typically time to use them.
>> They took up arms against the Nazis only to lay down their arms for the muslims.
Quote of the day!
From your keyboard to God's monitor.
The irony is truly dumbfounding.
PIAT rocket launcher? Sproinnngggg
Bet is on a Panzerfaust.
Why in Gods name would anyone turn this stuff in? The only way authorities would ever know they were out there is through the kind of search that would tell you they were needed!
Sheesh, the NAZIS didn’t find them, and I posit the penalties were a TAD more harsh!!!
That was my thought too, and it’s mentioned further down in article. The shield is missing.
***Authorities are reportedly contacting the Danish National Museum about some of the more historical weapons.***
Whereas in the USA, cameras would be set up to show the historical firearms being thrown into the furnace or grinder complete with a MSM commentary on the “evil” guns.
I have read that the old USSR smuggled in and stashed firearms in the USA in case there was a war. Wonder if any have been found. Wonder if their agents are still waiting for the “TELEFON”(1977) call.
Hope they enjoy their mussies and Germans
“History” includes that Denmark was captured by the Nazis in three hours.
Danish-speaking German soldiers had walked in weeks earlier. Their totally inadequate Air Force was captured on the ground.
Burying firearms is the worst way to store them. Even with them stored in best conditions.
Well greased bagged in side a outer box they can turned into rusted junk.
Above ground storage is more advisable.
Just to much moisture below ground found out the hard way.
Much better to defeat the anti’ s before hand.
After they finish spinning in their graves, their only comment would be, “You fools!”|
There is or was a saying and it goes thusly:”Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don’t.”
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