The Short Wave Service during WWII

The Second World War broke out 76 years ago. Switzerland’s neutrality meant it stayed out of the conflict, but its conduct during this period was harshly criticised later. The archive of the Short Wave Service (SWS) – forerunner of Swiss Radio International and then swissinfo.ch – provides an in-depth look at a turbulent time.

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Defence Minister Maurer, accompanied by representatives from cantons and parliament, on his way to the Rütli meadow 
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