Articles: #war

Fondation Bodmer - War & Peace exhibition

Fondation Bodmer - War & Peace exhibition

Mid Morning Mix

Fondation Bodmer in Geneva, with the UN and the Red Cross, presents War And Peace: an exhibition of literature, photographs, propaganda, and archives highlighting our belligerent nature, yet our lo...

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Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up!

  How did World War One affect Switzerland? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how neutrality was implemented and how famine was one of the main fears of the time.  

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Armistice - 100 years on

Armistice - 100 years on

Mid Morning Mix

We talk to Major Anne Peden, Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion Swiss Branch ahead of the memorial events for the centenary of the 1918 armistice. 

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Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

Though Switzerland avoided the war, they did not avoid the flu, with 25,000 people dying in total. Today Dario tells us about the disease, how it spread, and the theories of why more men suffered t...

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Swiss Up! - Military service

Swiss Up! - Military service

Swiss Up!

Switzerland still has general conscription. In principle all young men have to do military service. How long does it take, what are the alternatives and are dual citizens also drafted?  ...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss neutrality

Swiss Up! - The Swiss neutrality

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is neutral. That is quite well known. But why is that so? What does it really mean? What historical events influenced it's neutrality, what are the pros and cons of it and what a...

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Swiss Up! - Where's your nearest bunker?

Swiss Up! - Where's your nearest bunker?

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is obsessed with bunker building for it's citizens. It all started in the 60s during the cold war but to this day many new buildings come with bunkers in the cellar. There was even ...

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Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up!

Dario joins us each morning on the Breakfast Show to share some fascinating Swiss stories. Today we're talking about the Sonderbund war of 1847.      

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Anne Peden on the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day events

Anne Peden on the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day events

Mid Morning Mix

Remembrance Day takes place every year on the 11th November - the date that marks the end of the First World War. A one minute silence is traditionally observed on this day at 11:00am....

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