‘I think they’re planning a civil war’

Colonel-General Emil Sonderegger, who commanded the troops in the city of Zurich, in conversation with a comrade. Scene from the docu-fiction “General strike 1918 - Switzerland on the brink of civil war” by Swiss public television, SRF. 

This content was published on October 16, 2018 minutes

The film by Hansjürg Zumstein is based on historical documents. The dialogue, however, is partly reconstructed and does not necessarily correspond to the actual dialogue. (SRF/

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