Berg Skaftved Jensen is born in Denmark. He serves in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War as Aero Engine Mechanic. He is naturalised before enlistment.
Else J. C. Berantzino was working as a cook in Middlesex, when the war broke out. She was one of the Danish volunteers in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the war.
The Soviet Union attacked Finland on 30 November 1939. People all over the world were appalled by the aggression. To many Danes it was an inexcusable attack on a neutral country and a sister nation.
Eighteen Danes served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. For most Danes in the Allied forces their service was connected—more or less directly—to the fight for the liberation of Danish. For those in Australian service, the stakes were different, and their service was perhaps more linked to the defence of their new country from the Japanese threat.