Jonny Jacobsen Biehl

16 September 1929–24 November 1986 (Age 57)

The Life of Jonny Jacobsen

Jonny Jacobsen Biehl was born on 16 September 1929. He died on 24 November 1986, in Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark, at the age of 57.

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Age 10

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Age 11

Germany invades Denmark.
1940 · Germany Invades

Age 11

Operation Weserebung was the German attack on Denmark on April 9, 1940, during the Second World War. The invasion's primary purpose was to use Denmark as a staging ground for operations against Norway, and to build an extensive network of radar systems to detect English bombers bound for Germany. The attack was a breach of the non-aggression pact Denmark had signed with Germany less than a year earlier. Denmark's military forces were inferior in numbers and equipment, and after a short battle were forced to surrender. Lasting approximately six hours, the German ground campaign against Denmark was one of the shortest military operations of the Second World War.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle Low German bil ‘hatchet’, Middle High German biel; hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used hatchets. 2. in southern Germany, a variant of Bühl ( see Buehl ). 3. habitational name from places so named in Baden and Bavaria.

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