German Invasion of Denmark.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 7th May 1940.

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Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

asked the Secretary of State for War at what hour the news first reached the War Office of the German invasion of Denmark; and at what hour the information was communicated to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

News that German troops had crossed the Danish frontier was received between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on 9th April. The information was conveyed to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff at about 3.30 a.m.