Life in neutral Switzerland changed suddenly with the Second World War.This content was published on August 31, 2009 - 10:09
Switzerland prepared itself against a possible assault by neighbouring Nazi Germany after hostilities broke out on September 1, 1939. The militia-based Swiss army was mobilised after the German attack on Poland. Although the country was never threatened in the end, people's lives were turned upside down. Men went off to serve their country while women were left alone to work in factories and look after businesses and farms.
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