The war of 1864 in Denmark

In 2014 it is 150 years since Denmark lost the duchies Slesvig, Holsten and Lauenborg in the war of 1864. The war was against Prussia and Austria and the reason for the conflict was Slesvig because of the nationalism that really started to blossom at this time. The defeat had huge consequences for Denmark and meant that Denmark was reduced from a great power to a small state. On this board you can find links (most in Danish) about the war of 1864 to both academic and non-academic sources.
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Tom Buk-Swienty shows around at the battlefields.

Tom Buk-Swienty shows around at the battlefields.

Tom Buk-Swienty’s books about the war in 1864 have been turned into a TV-serial. It is instructed by Ole Bornedal and it will be shown on DR during fall 2014.

Tom Buk-Swienty’s books about the war in 1864 have been turned into a TV-serial. It is instructed by Ole Bornedal and it will be shown on DR during fall 2014.

An introduction in English to the history of Dybbøl.

An introduction in English to the history of Dybbøl.

Tom Buk-Swienty has written two books about the war in 1864. They are called “Slagtebænk Dybbøl” (“Slaughter Bench Dybbøl”) and “Dommedag Als” (“Judgement Day Als”). They are based on material found in archives, but told in a very exciting way. Unfortunately, they are not translated into English, so if you don’t read Danish this would be a perfect motivation to learn it because they are really amazing books!

Tom Buk-Swienty has written two books about the war in 1864. They are called “Slagtebænk Dybbøl” (“Slaughter Bench Dybbøl”) and “Dommedag Als” (“Judgement Day Als”). They are based on material found in archives, but told in a very exciting way. Unfortunately, they are not translated into English, so if you don’t read Danish this would be a perfect motivation to learn it because they are really amazing books!

Danmarkshistorien.dk is a webpage made by the history department of Aarhus University. They have made an entire section about the 1864 war with articles, original sources, photos, a quiz, myths about the war and much more.

Danmarkshistorien.dk is a webpage made by the history department of Aarhus University. They have made an entire section about the 1864 war with articles, original sources, photos, a quiz, myths about the war and much more.

During 2014 Tøjhusmuseet has a special exhibit about the war of 1864.

During 2014 Tøjhusmuseet has a special exhibit about the war of 1864.

The Danish National Museum opens an exhibit about the 1864 war on November 8 2014.

The Danish National Museum opens an exhibit about the 1864 war on November 8 2014.

History center Dybbøl Banke is a museum where you can experience the history of 1864 with all your senses!

History center Dybbøl Banke is a museum where you can experience the history of 1864 with all your senses!

Dybbøl mill was placed at the battlefield at Dybbøl and was destroyed both in first Slesvigian war (1848-1850) and in 1864. It was rebuilt after both wars and today you can see exhibits about the history and what it has meant as a place of remembrance for both Denmark and Germany.

Dybbøl mill was placed at the battlefield at Dybbøl and was destroyed both in first Slesvigian war (1848-1850) and in 1864. It was rebuilt after both wars and today you can see exhibits about the history and what it has meant as a place of remembrance for both Denmark and Germany.

The Christmas aquavit by Aalborg Akvavit in 2014 also marks the anniversary of the war in 1864. The bottle is inspired by bottles from the 19th century and on it there are a Danish soldier and a Prussian soldier touching glasses with aquavit. Aquavit was a part of the field ration in the war.

The Christmas aquavit by Aalborg Akvavit in 2014 also marks the anniversary of the war in 1864. The bottle is inspired by bottles from the 19th century and on it there are a Danish soldier and a Prussian soldier touching glasses with aquavit. Aquavit was a part of the field ration in the war.

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