Danish soldiers at Dybbøl Hill. Reunification was effectuated gradually over several months. One very special day indeed was 5 May, when Danish troops moved into Zone 1 to replace the French and British troops. The extensive German naval base in Sønderborg was converted into a barracks for Danish infantry. Immediately after their arrival, the soldiers marched from here over to Dybbøl Hill to lay wreaths at the common graves of Danish soldiers. This was the first time Danish soldiers had been at Dybbøl since 1864. Many people accompanied the march, and the painting shows a veteran of 1864 deeply moved by this event.