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"Let's swallow Switzerland" : Hitler's plans against the Swiss Confederation

Author: Klaus Urner
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Urner, Klaus, 1942-
"Let's swallow Switzerland".
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)606644401
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Urner
ISBN: 0739102559 9780739102558
OCLC Number: 46472272
Description: xxi, 200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Hitler's Plans against Switzerland: Summer 1940 --
1. Overlooked German Plans for Invading Switzerland --
2. German Hostility toward the Swiss --
3. Total Encirclement of Switzerland --
4. Hitler's Orders of June 23, 1940: A Surprise Occupation of Switzerland --
5. Evening of June 24, 1940: Angry Outburst in the Fuhrer's Headquarters --
6. Readying the 12th Army for "Special Task" Switzerland --
7. Status of Swiss Security before the Spring of 1941 --
pt. II. German Economic Warfare to Close the Gap between Geneva and St. Gingolph --
8. Last Escape Hatch between Switzerland and the Allies --
9. After the Armistice --
10. Loopholes in German Export Prohibitions --
11. Extortion against Switzerland --
12. Partial German Success Due to French and Swiss Concessions --
13. Importance of the Gap until the Agreement of July 18, 1941 --
14. Semilegal and Illegal Attempts to Break through the Counterblockade --
15. The "Little Border Traffic": Hidden Door to the West --
16. The Special Emigrant Railroad Car of the Swiss Alien Police --
17. The Final Phase: Contacts with the Resistance and Final Rescue Attempts.
Other Titles: Schweiz muss noch geschluckt werden!
Responsibility: Klaus Urner ; translated by Lotti N. Eichhorn.

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

 
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