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Following the legendary trail

William Tell is Switzerland’s national hero, and it has never really mattered whether he existed or not.

The image of Tell has been reinvented many times through the ages. He was once worshipped as a saint, became a legendary figure and finally evolved into a mythical being.

But he has always personified the struggle against oppression, and the dream of freedom.

swissinfo invites you to take a journey back in time to the most important stages in the life of a figure whose legendary feats are known the world over.

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