Hvidsten Kro (Whitestone Inn) is one of the oldest inns in Danmark. Currently the oldest building is from the 18th century: the inn was originally founded in 1634. Marius Fiil (1893 - 1944) took over frpm his father as innkeeper in 1925, and his descendants still operate the inn.
In March 1943 the inn became a centre for the Danish Resistance. 'Mustard Point'- 3.5 km north east of the inn- became one of the best drop zones used by the S.O.E to supply the resistance with weapons, explosives and agents.
Fiil and his associates were sucessful in their endeavours from March 1943 to March 1944. The group, however, was not well divided into cells and when an agent talked under torture, most of the members were arrested
Eight of the group were imprisoned, interrogated and finally executed on June 24, 1945.
After the war their remains were brought home to Hvidsten and are now memorialized in a small park just north of the inn.
I have marked points of interest to the story: in 2012 a film was made to mark the events. ('Hvidsten Gruppen' - alternative title 'This Life'.)
If you visit the inn be sure to have their omlettes - they are famous.