On the morning of April 9, 1940, Peter Tveskov awoke to the roar of airplanes flying low overhead–more airplanes than he’d ever heard or seen before. The invasion leading to the five-year German occupation of Denmark had begun. The Occupation was a dark and difficult time for the Danish people, but for five-year-old Peter, it was an exciting adventure that would in many ways shape both his future and that of his beloved country.
In CONQUERED, NOT DEFEATED, Tveskov blends vivid childhood memories with historical fact to tell the story of how the occupying army of the Third Reich tried-and ultimately failed-to crush the customs, will, and spirit of the Danish people. It is a story not often told nor easily forgotten. Includes 12 pages of rare photographs.