The King's Choice is a 2016 Norwegian war drama directed by Erik Poppe that tells the events of the German invasion of Norway in April 1940. On April 9, 1940, the Germans invade Norway with warships and bombers. The aging King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav, however, do not want to collaborate with the Nazis and support the resistance. The royal family has to flee from the advancing troops by train. Meanwhile, the German envoy Curt Bräuer desperately tries to reach a truce.
The 2015 movie April 9th describes the events of the Danish occupation.
The following weapons were used in the film The King's Choice:
Crown Prince Olav (Anders Baasmo Christiansen) is seen carrying a holstered Kongsberg M1914, the Norwegian copy of the Colt M1911.
Kongsberg M/1914 - .45 ACP
A promotional picture showing the Kongsberg's bottom grip of Crown Prince Olav.
A Luger P08 is wielded by a German Feldwebel (seargent) of the Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) after the Battle of Midtskogen.
While kneeling and interrogating Seeberg the Feldwebel
draws the Luger...
... and holds it over the wounded Norwegian soldier.
Some German soldiers are armed with MP40s.
Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm
Two German soldiers in the background with their MP40s as they reached the Embassy.
s behind the Feldwebel
holding their submachine guns.
Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894
Norwegian soldiers of the 1st Royal Guards Company including Fredrik Seeberg (Arthur Hakalahti) and Frode Vestli (Herbert Nordrum) use Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894 rifles.
Krag-Jørgensen Gevær M/1894 (Lang-Krag) - 6.5x55mm SE
Fredrik Seeberg with his full length Krag-Jørgensen slung over his back during the briefing.
A distant view of his rifle as he salutes to the King's car.
A Norwegian soldier picks his target at the beginning of the Battle of Midtskogen.
Stressed Seeberg reloads his rifle which offers a view of the opened loading gate.
Shortly after he fires in the directions of advancing Germans.
Frode Vestli yells to Seeberg that he has to retreat.
Krag-Jørgensen M1904 Carbine
At least one Norwegian soldier can briefly be seen with a Krag-Jørgensen Model 1904 Carbine.
Krag-Jørgensen M/1912 Karabin - 6.5x55mm SE; the M1904 is identical in appearance and length but the muzzle is different.
The soldier to the left shoulders his carbine.
German Fallschirmjägers and soldiers carry Karabiner 98ks.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier guarding the German Embassy in Oslo.
s with their K98s encounter Seeberg and a civilian.
Another angle of the paratroopers. Note the hooded front sight on the left carbine.
Two Kongsberg M/29 machine guns (Norwegian copy of the Colt 1917 variant) are fired by Norwegian soldiers.
Kongsberg M/29 - 7.92×57mm Mauser
A blurry view of the water cooling jacket of one Norwegian soldier's MG while awaiting the attack.
The same soldier returns fire.
The second M/29 jammed during the firefight.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
A Model 24 Stielhandgranate is thrown by a Fallschirmjäger in front of Seeberg.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Stielhandgranate lies on the ground.
28 cm MRK L/35
The Oscarsborg Fortress is equipped with 28 cm Krupp Coastal Guns. The guns seen in the movie are genuine. Two of these guns, with personal names Moses and Aron, heavily contributed in sinking the Kriegsmarine heavy cruiser Blücher of the Kriegsschiffgruppe 5 on April 9, 1940.
Marine-Kanone L/35 - 283 mm (11.1 in)
Col. Eriksen (Erik Hivju), commander of the Oscarsborg Fortress, approaches the gun.
The 28 cm shell being loaded by the crew.
The crew withdrawing from the battery as the Blücher
desperately returns fire.