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The Hvidsten Group

 

The Hvidsten group was a Danish resistance group during the German occupation. It was active in the period of 1943-1944

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Damme Stone

 

Damestenen (the Dame Stone) also called Dammestenen (the Damme Stone) is the largest boulder in Denmark

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Poulsen, Valdemar

 

Modern day cassettes, floppy disks, hard disks and credit cards would not have been possible without Valdemar Poulsen's discoveries

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Moat

 

Moats are found surrounding fortresses, buildings and cities. Historically, a moat was used for defense.

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Bastion

 

The word "bastion" refers the angular protruding parts of a fortress

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The Battle of Copenhagen

   

The British Navy invaded Zealand and bombed Copenhagen in 1807 for three days. The city of Copenhagen went up in flames

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Eider Policy

   

The main purpose of The Eider Policy was to define the Danish state and its borders

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Black Death, the

 

The term 'the Black Death' probably stems from a misinterpretation of the latin term for the bubonic plague

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