Midsummer's Eve 1940, German-occupied Denmark.
For the first time in perhaps 3000 years, no Midsummer bonfires burn in Denmark.
The Nazis have forbidden them.
Throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics, Midsummer's Eve is the greatest summer feasting of the year. Bonfires burn on every hilltop. In the countryside, one can see them literally from horizon to horizon.
In Denmark, a nation of islands and coastline, it is long-standing custom to build these solstice fires on the beach, where, in their reflections, one may behold the mythic fire that burns in water.
But a surprise awaits the occupiers.