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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 9:12 p.m. PST

"Dutch director John Fernhout's short film Wehrhafte Schweiz that's Fortified Switzerland in English is a magnificent depiction of the Swiss armed forces in action in the early 1960s.

Filmed at a cost of between one and three million Swiss Francs, the 20-minute-long film features the combined arms of the Swiss military during a fictional invasion. Troops man positions in the Alps, on river crossings and in the hills….."
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Paul B11 Dec 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

Great find Armand. Nice to see Centurion tanks blazing away.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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Personal logo Panzerfaust Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

That was fun, thanks for posting. Not to be flip, but not a single swiss army knife was shown. I imagine Switzerland would be a tough nut to crack if anyone tried invading. I liked their cammo pattern but not the shape of their helmets, though I imagine it would keep the sun out of your eyes.

Oh, switching between three languages all the time seems like it could cause some mischief too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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beingshort112 Dec 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

That was awesome!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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