Borge Rohde background
1920s-1930s , Copenhagen
This information about Borge Rohde was graciously provided by Mr. Jesper Gram-Andersen of the Royal Guards' Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark in May, 2011.
Before 1936, he lived at the Life Guards' Barracks, Gothersgade 100, Copenhagen K. It is possible that his flat was what now is the office of The Royal Guards' Museum. The museum (not the office) is open to the public Saturdays & Sundays 1130-1500. In the gallery of officers in the corridor at the Museum there is a small photo of Børge Rohde 1924. Apart from the barracks he had his duty at the Guards Training Centre at Jægersborg Barracks in Gentofte and of course at Amalienborg Palace. His last duty as a guard commander at Amalienborg was 6 April 1936.
At Amalienborg Museum the study of King Christian 10, his daily dining room and other historical Royal rooms are to be seen. As ambassador Ruth Bryan Own also must have been at the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg in audience to the King and for Royal receptions (Reception Rooms are open to the public). At her time the Foreign Office was also at Christiansborg which also house the Parliament (also open to the public). Minister of foreign affairs was the historian, Dr. Phil Peter R. Munch.
It is interesting that the house on Kastelsvej 20.a was owned by Mrs. E.A.A. Tegner and that a Mr. Hans Tegner had his flat on the 2nd floor.
This because Børge Tegner was born 24 December 1894 and christened in Holmens Church, Copenhagen (worth a visit). His mother, Ludvica born Hagemann, later married Hermann Rohde who adopted Børge in 1912, so his name became Børge Rohde (no other first names).[iii]