General Henri Guisan: Commander-In-Chief of the Swiss Army in World War II

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During its darkest hour Switzerland was surrounded by aggressive fascist armies, with no allies within reach, its politicians quavering, and its people beginning to lose hope of retaining their freedom. General Henri Guisan stepped into this miasma of growing despair. In July 1940, he assembled the entire Swiss officer corps at the Rutli Meadow, the spot where pike-wielding herdsmen had formed the Swiss Confederation in 1291. Invoking the spirit of their medieval forebears, he informed his officers that Switzerland would ...

General Henri Guisan: Commander-In-Chief of the Swiss Army in World War II 2006, Front Street Press

ISBN-13: 9780972557207

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