CHECK OUT NETFLIX TO SEE IF THE BOMBARDMENT WAS INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY!
The Bombardment is now on Netflix! Continue reading to find out if it is based on a true story! Netflix has released a new Danish drama movie depicting the events that occur when a World War II bombing mission hits a school full of children, affecting many Copenhageners. Read on to find out where the movie was shot.
During World War II, the British accidentally destroyed a Danish school, and this true-life tragedy was depicted in the Netflix Danish war movie The Bombardment. Read on for an explanation of the ending. But how much of The Bombardment is based on a true story? Everything is revealed to you!
THE BOMBARDMENT IS IT BASED ON A TRUE STORY?
The Bombardment is, in fact, based on a true story. Ole Bornedal directed the movie from his script, which he based on a little-known chapter in WWII history. In April 1940, German bombers dropped “OPROP” leaflets into the sky. The Danish military recognizes that their forces are ineffective against the Third Reich and surrenders to Nazi soldiers.
The RAF launched the attack, codenamed “Operation Carthage,” on March 21, 1945. Unfortunately, one of the first wave fighter jets collides with a lamppost and crashes into a garage near a Catholic school. Two of the planes in the second wave bombed the Catholic school Institut Jeanne d’Arc in response to the fire caused by the crash.
The visceral bombardment killed a large number of people, almost all of whom were civilians, and the majority of whom were children. There was no bomb threat. As a result, the deceased was unable to seek refuge in the underground bunker. The death toll now stands at 86 children and 16 adults, with 67 children and 35 adults critically injured.
The remaining buildings were demolished after the bombardment, and the surviving students were transferred to the Sankt Joseph Institute. Six apartment buildings now stand on the site. The Bombardment, in all aspects, remains largely true to what happened in its true story. However, some of the characters may be made up.