DENMARK: Long Live the Hungry King

Thanks to the Nazis, Denmark was bare as Mother Hubbard's cupboard. Several days before the 30th anniversary of his accession to the throne, King Christian X ruled that no celebrations be held in his honor. In the once dairy-rich country there was still some milk— but most of it was skimmed. Eggs, butter and bacon, onetime Danish standbys, were scarce as hens' teeth. Thousands of Danes had been exiled to enforced labor in Germany. Two years of German domination had really brought the New Order to Denmark.

But Christian X had not...

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