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War time newsreel Swiss soldiers celebrate Christmas

During the Second World War Switzerland followed the “Reduit” strategy, a concept of using the Alps as a defence against the Nazi threat. This meant that many soldiers had to do their military service in secluded mountain areas - even during the festive period. (SRF/Filmwochenschau/swissinfo.ch)

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