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Cnooc
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 04:39 PM
this is a war hardly mentioned in history textbooks, involving Britain and the Danish-Norwegian kingdom.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Copenhagen_%281807%29

there were two primary engagements, the second of which slaughtered a few thousand danes and reduced copenhagen by a third.

Dbv
Friday, November 25th, 2005, 12:14 AM
this is a war hardly mentioned in history textbooks, involving Britain and the Danish-Norwegian kingdom.

Thats probably because it was rather insignificant compared to what happened elsewhere in that time, but it is mentioned in danish schoolbooks. The more or less catastrophic involvement of Denmark in the Napoleon wars is not something we look back on with delight, but it would be wrong to completely forget our mishaps, even though we would love to do so.

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