Grandson in law of Queen Victoria - King of Norway, Haakon VII (1872 – 1957), known as Prince Carl of Denmark until the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. Married to Maud of Wales. In Norway, Haakon is regarded as one of the greatest Norwegians of the twentieth century and is particularly revered for his courage during the German invasion
German soldiers marching through Copenhagen, after the occupation of Denmark in the course of Operation Weseruebung, to participate at a muster of the German troops on the occasion of Hitler’s birthday. Occupation of Denmark, 1940.
Clockwise from top: German forces advancing near Bagn in Valdres, King Haakon VII of Norway and his son Crown Prince Olav during a German air raid on Molde, German bombing of the coastal fortress Oscarsborg, German Gebirgsjäger troops near Narvik, and Norwegian artillery in action near Narvik. This Day in History: Apr 9, 1940: Germany invades Norway and Denmark in Operation Weserübung http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/