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    Danish Resistance 1945

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    Ran across this pic on a British WW2 History site. It's a cell of Danish Partisans hunting Nazis trying to escape Denmark in April of 1945. I thought the armament was interesting. In the top row there is a Sten SMG and three M-1 Carbines. The leader has an unidentified pistol and holster. Bottom row is three P14 Enfields and a French M1916 Berthier. Maybe four Enfields, the pic is kind of blurry. Can anyone ID the helmets?
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    Pistol looks like Lahti M40, fellow holding it has German helmet. Top row second from right fellow has Russian helmet.
    Bottom row both look like French helmets, but I don't know what Danish helmets of the poeriod may have looked like.
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    Not sure I would like the old boy with the pistol pointing it at the back of my head,he's lacking in trigger discipline.
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    OK, the handgun is maybe a Browning HP and the helmets are mostly Dutch pre war Issue. Cept the Jerry helmet. Which IMO is a really stupid choice, for obvious reasons.

    Nice to see they wore ties for occasion. Guess the handgunner is the 'officer'? Another blinding tell for a smart German rifleman.
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    I believe the fellow holding the Sten gun is wearing a Dutch army steel helmet of the pre-WW2 era. The helmets worn by the two gentlemen in the bottom row do not appear to be military to me; perhaps police helmets?
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    The guy with the carbine on the left is missing his mag/
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    I was surprised that the SOE had M-1 Carbines to give to the Partisans. I suppose with all the American men and materiel in England, they got a little assistance from the Army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob42049 View Post
    I was surprised that the SOE had M-1 Carbines to give to the Partisans. I suppose with all the American men and materiel in England, they got a little assistance from the Army.
    Not surpising to me on the M1 carbines...many were supplied to such resistance types in Europe. There are four Patt'14 rifles - maybe they are Mod 1917's - can't tell from pic. That they have Brit web slings does not say much as we gave England and the free French gobs of model 1917's and they as well supplied these to any comers in such endeavors. The pistol is one of two maker types , either one of the various oddball and rare bergman's with magazine ahead ot triggerguard , or one of the varied Mannlicher pistols. The holster also points to this ...and is a rare bugger as a set !!!. Maybe some enterprising GI traded him a 1911 , or a P38 for it and it's sitting in a drawer or chest in somewhere USA waiting to be discovered.
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    I will go with Lahti too. Picture is poor. Second guess would be a blurred Luger.
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