April 9th (Danish: 9. april) is a 2015 Danish war film directed by Roni Ezra, and starring Pilou Asbæk and Lars Mikkelsen. On April 9, 1940, German warships enter major Norwegian ports, from Narvik to Oslo, deploying thousands of German troops and occupying Norway. Historical events for the 9th of April. Baggrund. At the same time, This was the Norwegian royal family`s first day of war, April 9, 1940. April 9 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 266 days remain until the end of the year. 4 Holidays and observances. The film depicts the German invasion of Denmark which commenced on 9 April 1940 and follows a Danish bicycle infantry company sent as a vanguard to slow down the German advance until reinforcements can arrive. See what famous, interesting and notable events happened throughout history on April 9. The attack on Oslo was a key component of the German invasion of Norway of 9 April 1940, and saw the only real setback suffered by the Germans on that day. Tysklands angreb på Norge og Danmark 9. april 1940 var foranlediget af et tysk ønske om på den ene side at give den tyske flåde bedre operationsbetingelser i Atlanterhavet og på den anden side at sikre udskibningen af svensk jernmalm til den tyske rustningsindustri fra den norske havneby Narvik. The German invasion of Norway on 9 April 1940 was the first sign that the “Phoney War” period that had followed the Polish campaign of … 9th April 1940 - Denmark is occupied. At the same time German troops were landed by ship in Gedser, Korsør and Copenhagen. The Germans had planned a two-pronged assault on Oslo. At 04.15 in the morning of 9th april 1940 German troops crossed the Dano-German border in Southern Jutland. 190 – Dong Zhuo has his troops evacuate the capital Luoyang and burn it to the ground. The government and parts of parliament were also now gathered at Elverum. German Plans Allied Plans Norwegian Forces The Germans Invade - 9 April Allied Counterblows The German Advance Allied counterattack Narvik. A naval force would attack up Oslo Fjord, carrying two battalions from the 163rd Division. 6 External links. See what famous, interesting and notable events happened throughout history on April 9.