"Occupation" is a BAFTA Award–winning three part drama serial broadcast by BBC One in June 2009.
The serial follows the fortunes of three British Army soldiers from the 2003 invasion of Basrato 2007. Each is inspired to return to Basra for different reasons: one returns for love, one for monetary gain, and one for his belief in the mission to rebuild the country.\
Runtime: 60 minutes
Occupation - Denmark in World War II - Netflix
During most of World War II, Denmark was first a protectorate, then an occupied territory under Germany. The decision to invade Denmark was taken in Berlin on 17 December 1939. On 9 April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark in Operation Weserübung and established a de facto protectorate over the country. On 29 August 1943 Germany placed Denmark under direct military occupation, which lasted until the Allied victory on 5 May 1945. Contrary to the situation in other countries under German occupation, most Danish institutions continued to function relatively normally until 1945. Both the Danish government and king remained in the country in an uneasy relationship between a democratic and a totalitarian system until the Danish government stepped down in a protest against the German demands to institute the death penalty for sabotage. Just over 3,000 Danes died as a direct result of the occupation. (A further 2,000 volunteers of Free Corps Denmark and Waffen SS died fighting on the German side on the Eastern Front while 1,072 merchant sailors died in Allied service). Overall this represents a very low mortality rate when compared to other occupied countries and most belligerent countries. (See: World War II casualties). An effective resistance movement developed by the end of the war, and most Danish Jews were rescued in 1943 when German authorities ordered their internment as part of the Holocaust. The occupation of Denmark ended on 5 May 1945.
Occupation - Faroe Islands - Netflix
After the occupation of Denmark, British forces from 12 April 1940 made a pre-emptive bloodless invasion of the Faroe Islands to prevent their occupation by German troops. Britain took over the areas where Denmark previously had given support, and the islands now became dependent on Great Britain, which began to participate in fishing production and supplied the islands with important goods, etc. The British fortified positions in strategically important places. Sunde and fjords were mined, and at the island of Vágar, British engineers built a military aviation base. Up to 8,000 British soldiers were stationed in the Faroe Islands, which at that time had 30,000 inhabitants. The Faroe Islands were repeatedly attacked by German aircraft, but with minimal damage. In return, Faroese ships suffered huge losses. 25 ships were lost and 132 sailors died, corresponding to approx. 0.4% of the then Faroese population.
Occupation - References - Netflix