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Let's Swallow Switzerland By Klaus Urner

Let's Swallow Switzerland
by Klaus Urner

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Why was Switzerland spared a German attack during World War II? Was its existence actually endangered at any time? In "Let's Swallow Switzerland," historian Klaus Urner reveals new data uncovered about the actual threats Switzerland faced during the war.
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Let's Swallow Switzerland: Hitler's Plans against the Swiss Confederation by Klaus Urner

Klaus Urner has discovered proof that Hitler wanted to "rub out" Switzerland. The planned occupation of the country was, however, postponed for a short time and in the end did not materialize. Switzerland was the only country in Western Europe that did not suffer military invasion in World War II. It made itself indispensable to both sides and survived in the eye of the hurricane that was Nazi aggression. "Let's Swallow Switzerland", including archival photographs, original color maps, and reprints of secret documents, sets new standards for the investigation of this important chapter of twentieth-century history.

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Let's Swallow Switzerland Reviews


Klaus Urner's fascinating study is an important contribution to the history of Switzerland during World War II. * Neue Zurcher Zeitung *

About Klaus Urner


Klaus Urner is Professor and Head of the Archives for Contemporary History at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He is the author of numerous studies that deal primarily with twentieth-century history, including Die Deutschen in der Schweiz [Germans in Switzerland] (1976) and Der Schweizer Hitler-Attentater [The Attempt of a Swiss to Assassinate Hitler] (1980).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Search for New Sources Part 2 Hitler's Plans against Switzerland: Summer 1940 Chapter 3 Overlooked Setting of German Explorations about Invading Switzerland Chapter 4 Dangerous Tendencies of Aggression among Germans and Their Leaders Chapter 5 Military Measures of the Axis Powers for a Total Encirclement of Switzerland Chapter 6 Hitler's Orders of June 23, 1940: Explore a Surprise Occupation of Switzerland Chapter 7 Evening of June 23, 1940: Angry Outburst in the Fuhrer's Headquarters Chapter 8 Readying the 12th Army for the "Special Task" Switzerland Chapter 9 Unsteady Security until Spring 1941 Part 10 German Economic Warfare to Close the Gap: Between Geneva and St. Gingolph Chapter 11 Historical Aspects of the Last Escape Hatch between Switzerland and the Allies Chapter 12 Transition Phase after the Armistice Chapter 13 Creating Loopholes in the German Export Prohibitions Chapter 14 Extortion Measures against Switzerland: The Offensive of the HWK Special Staff Chapter 15 Partial German Success Due to French and Swiss Concessions Chapter 16 Importance of the Gap until the Agreement of July 18, 1941 Chapter 17 Semi-legal and Illegal Attempts to Break Through the Counter-Blockade Chapter 18 The "Little Border Traffic": The Hidden Door to the West until November 1942 Chapter 19 The Special Emigrant Railroad Car of the Swiss Alien Police Chapter 20 The Final Phase: Contacts with the Resistance and Final Rescue Attempts Part 21 Documents

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GOR009956299
Let's Swallow Switzerland: Hitler's Plans against the Swiss Confederation by Klaus Urner
Klaus Urner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Lexington Books
2001-09-05
256
0739102559
9780739102558
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