The series premiered in
1983. Stopped in 1986.
The series, a trilogy, takes place
during the European 30-year war that lasted from
1618 to 1648. Two frightened and delapidated
persons, the scavenger girl (rakkertøs in Danish)
Herle and the peasant Mikkel, meet by coincidence
and decide to travel the countryside together in
order to survive the harsh times, when German
mercenaries ravage the peninsula of Jutland.