Sabotage against Danish Aluminum Industry A/S 19-02-1943

Outline of the found footprints and the probable route to and from the company.

VII. The piece of wall near the gate ”1”, over which the saboteurs probably have gained access the factory complex. The picture is taken from the allotments to the south of the factory.

VIII. Close up picture of the site, where the saboteurs most likely have gained access to the factory complex. In the picture to the right you can see gate “1”

XI. The window through where the saboteurs gained access to the assembly hall. On the bench to the right you can get a glimpse of the crowbar “2”. Left behind by the perpetrators.

XII. Assembly hall viewed towards the eastern gable and the glowing room.

XIII. The wall between the assembly hall and the glowing room, viewed from the hall. The effect of bomb “a” is clearly visible.

XIV. The wall between the assembly hall and the glowing room, viewed from the glowing room.

XV. The glowing room viewed through the door to the yard.

XVI. The blasting site after bomb ”A” on the floor in the glowing room.

XVII. Close up and the blasting site from Bomb ”A” on the floor in the glowing room after the cleanup.

XVIII. Blasting site from the bomb ”B” at the base of the center pillar.

Print of a rubber boot, presumably belonging to the perpetrator.

XIX. Finding site of the unexploded bomb ”C”.

XX. The tool room viewed from the assembly hall.

XXIII. The stairs from the tool shop’s room viewed from the model attic.

The left crowbar ”2” and the found sixpence ”14”.

The left crowbar ”2” and the found sixpence ”14”.

Key to the police outline.

Map section showing the location of the factory and the surrounding area.

Situation outline of the company complex. Notice the previous sign key for a description of the highlighted subjects.

Closer outline of the factory assembly hall. See previous sign key for a description of the featured subjects.

IV. The facade of the company and the driveway from Englandsvej.

The effect of Bomb 2A. To the left in the picture you can see the glowing room in the east gable of the assembly hall.

VI. The office building near the assembly hall east gable. The factory model collection was situated on the loft of the building.


Two explosive charges were deployed in the plumber’s workshop, whilst fire was set to the office building. One of the explosives failed, so the police were able to discover that the explosives contained 1200g of civilian use explosives, which had been stolen from Faxe Chalk Mine in December 1942.



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Svend Aage Olsen, K.B. Jensen, Børge Thing, U. S. Nielsen, Svend Hallstrøm og "H.H."

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