High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Day Will Dawn is a 1942 film set in during World War II in Norway starring Hugh Williams as Colin Metcalfe and directed by Harold French. As the Germans invade Poland in September 1939, the former horse racing-correspondent Metcalfe is placed as a foreign correspondent in neutral Norway. Eight months later, he meets a Norwegian fisherman called Alstad in a sailors' bar, where a scuffle breaks out between British and Norwegian sailors (singing "Rule Britannia", egged on by Metcalfe) and German ones (singing the Hoerst Wessel song (the Nazi party anthem). Alstad takes him aboard his boat during a sea voyage in Norway's territorial waters, during which they sight the Altmark and are fired upon by a German U boat, despite Norway's neutrality.