De frie Danske

The Free Danes (Danish: De frie Danske) was a Danish resistance newspaper published in Copenhagen about monthly from December 1941 to 24 May 1945.[1] It was the first Danish non-communist resistance newspaper and the first to bring photographs and also one of the largest with final issues reaching a circulation of 20,000.[2] Especially notable was the June 1944 Invasion Issue titled 'The Free Danes Welcome our Allied Friends' with a four colored front page photo of one US and one British rifleman each in front of their national flags.[3][4]

In popular cultureEdit

The newspaper appears in Lois Lowry's historical novel Number the Stars.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Illegal Presse" [Illegal Press]. Historisk Samling fra Besættelsestiden 1940-45 (in Danish). Retrieved 18 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Tema: Illegale blade" [Theme: Illegal Papers]. Historisk Samling fra Besættelsestiden 1940-45 (in Danish). Retrieved 18 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "De Frie Danske Byder Vore Allierede Venner Velkommen" [The Free Danes Welcome Our Allied Friends]. De frie Danske (in Danish). 11 June 1944. Retrieved 18 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Illegal Press". Resistance. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Number the Stars". Shmoop. Retrieved 8 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Lowry, L. (2000). Number The Stars. Collins: London. pp. 7 - 8

External linksEdit

  • "Illegal Presse" [Illegal Press] (in Danish). Historisk Samling fra Besættelsestiden 1940-45. Retrieved 18 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)