When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »
The tune the German army is shown playing repeatedly, "We're Sailing Against England" was a Nazi "approved war song" for German soldiers in WWII according to the June 10, 1940 issue of Time magazine. It was composed by Herms Niel (1888-1954) and had lyrics by the poet Hermann Löns (1866-1914) who was killed in WWI. Originally a German Navy song from WWI, it became popular during WWII.
Last night I dreamed that Hitler was crazy!
Most of the German soldiers are wearing WWI-style Stahlhelm helmets, not the WWII version used from 1935 on. Also, paratroopers (Fallschirmjagers) are shown, but none of the German troops are wearing their helmet - without the projecting visor and flared rim.
Opening credits are shown with a hand gesturing to a map of Norway, indicating what is about to take place in the film.