Is ‘The Bombardment’ on Netflix Based on a True Story? What Is the Real History Behind the WWII Bombing of a Danish School?

Is ‘The Bombardment’ on Netflix Based on a True Story? What Is the Real History Behind the WWII Bombing of a Danish School?

Netflix of late has been producing a lot of World War II and continuing on that tradition, it has released a new real-life inspired film, ‘The Bombardment.’ The film is about a tragic event that took place in the Danish region of Copenhagen. It sent shockwaves throughout the city and caused millions of innocent lives.

History around the tragic incident

World War II was a dark period in the entire human history. The atrocities that took place during the period were chilling and have haunted the victims for years to come.

One such commendable incident took place in Copenhagen.

In the Danish capital, a 1945 Royal Air Force bombing operation went wrong and took many innocent lives, many of them children. A load full of bombs fell on a packed school full of children. What is worse is the fact that the school was not even a target. It was all a mistake, and the bombing happened without any warning.

The film picks up after the heinous bombing occurs. And explores the aftermath of the explosion. The explosion was to such an extent it sent shock waves throughout the capital.

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The film shows only a slice of atrocities and the trauma people and the families involved went through.

DISCLAIMER: the film is not for the faint heart. It contains really disturbing images.

The Bombardment Netflix release date and cast

As of the 9th of March, The Bombardment is available for streaming on Netflix. The film has a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. Ella Josephine Lund Nilsson and Bertram Bisgaard Enevoldse appear in the film. You can watch Buster’s World and Far if you like their work in the film.

Ole Bornedal directs the film. Ole is known for a brilliant 1994 thriller that he also wrote Nightwatch.

If you liked The Bombardment, you can also watch Empire of the Sun and Life is Beautiful.

With the film is currently available for viewing, will you be watching this heartbreaking tale of how 86 innocent children lost their lives? Let us know in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “Is ‘The Bombardment’ on Netflix Based on a True Story? What Is the Real History Behind the WWII Bombing of a Danish School?

  1. Reply
    Luyi
    March 14, 2022 at 4:22 am

    I was already crying by the time it was over, I even counted how many kids were mentioned in the credit section. I counted 86 they more the number increased the more I cried. Tell me why I’m just reading the “Based on true events”. I cant breathe, why did I do this to myself. I ended the movie like 6 minutes ago we plsssssssssssss

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    Inge
    March 15, 2022 at 3:22 am

    As I have gotten older I have become more and more interested in learning what really happened to my “Home” country during World War 2. I was born in Jylland in 1941. I had vaguely heard the name Shellhus and knew something awful had occured. This movie truly made a huge impact on me and I congratulate the persons involved in bringing it to the screen. It’s amazing to think that 86 children plus adults perished due to a mistake.

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    Annette Forcey
    March 19, 2022 at 8:27 am

    I am very curious why the mistake happened. How could orders be so misconstrued to bomb a school with children and nuns. It seems that wasn’t the first incorrect bombing that happened. I’m sure there were many more that were never reported.
    Very sad movie … right up there with Schindler’s List.

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    Terri Richerson
    April 12, 2022 at 4:56 am

    Watched it last night, it was excellent but so hard to watch. The children were fantastic actors. A tear jerker for sure and very difficult to get out of my head.

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