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Database Access to Second World War archives

During the Second World War, short wave radio was Switzerland’s preferred means for communicating with its expatriated citizens and to present its ...

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Second World War ‘The inconceivable as reality’ – 75 years later

September 1, 1939: German soldiers invade Poland; two days later, Britain and France declare war on Germany. Thus began WWII, a conflict ...

Warbirds Mayday! When bombers crashed in Switzerland

More than 250 aircraft crashed or made emergency landings in Switzerland during the Second World War. The authors of a photo book about the planes ...

Holocaust dispute Anne Frank archive set for return

An archive of documents related to Anne Frank and her family must be returned to a foundation in Switzerland, an Amsterdam court ruled on ...

On the airwaves Wartime radio archives come to light

During the Second World War, Switzerland’s fledgling short wave radio service was essential to its attempts to communicate its policies and ...

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Broadcasting a Swiss image The voice of Switzerland in WWII

During the Second World War, radio was the preferred means used by Switzerland to communicate with its expatriate citizens. But the Short Wave ...