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prisoners locked in the attic, 27 escaped." Sadly, however, the same raid destroyed a school, and some 80 children lost their lives. Today a monument on the site re calls the tragedy. I remembered having seen in Burmeister & Wain's museum a jagged bomb frag ment. It represented more than six tons of explosives dropped by British airmen upon B. & W. plants when they were held by the Germans during the 1940-1945 occupation. Throughout the occupation, while the company unwillingly produced equipment for the invaders, workmen in a secret shop turned out arms for the Resistance. King Wore Star of David When the Nazis required Copenhagen's Jews to display Star of David brassards, King Christian X appeared in public wear ing one of the armbands, and so did thou sands of his non-Jewish subjects. I spoke admiringly of his countrymen's courage under an oppressor's jackboot, and B0rge Outze replied: "Well, it's something a future aggressor might well remember." The day before we left Copenhagen, my wife and I took a last stroll. Man hattan-type skyscrapers now loom on the Red-hot rivets fasten a tanker's deck plates in the Burmeister & Wain yards. Ferries and Tug-guided Freighter Pass in Copenhagen's Inner Harbor What Denmark lacks in raw materials-and in this regard she ranks among the world's poorest nations-she makes up in foreign commerce. Her importance as a trader has grown out of all proportion to her size. Some of the larger vessels moored here regularly circle the globe. Others run be tween Copenhagen and other European ports. Trim ferryboats link the capital with Malmo, Sweden-a 90-minute sail. In this telephoto view, made from the tower of Our Saviour's Church, the steeple of the English Church rises directly above the wooded grounds of Kastellet, the Citadel. Oil re fineries beyond the trees ring the Free Port.