Showman to me does not equate to being a reputable scholar, sorry.
The Swiss were realistic to the possibility of an Axis invasion, and they made ample military preparations to deter invasion, and make it totally unfruitful.
It appears to me that there was very little research done in primary sources and very little research done in any other language other than English.
I thought this was a very good book on a subject that I knew very little of. I gained a great understanding of the issues and difficult choices facing the Swiss and their decisive... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jimmy Jeansonne
Switzerland like it is no longer know by today's generation.Published 3 months ago by Ursula Schneider
An interest-sing history of a "free People" in a hostile land during hard and stressful yeas( 800 of them!)Published 5 months ago by Howard L. Kriebel
If you like WWII history then this covers an aspect of this war that is largely ignored. It is written from a pro-Swiss viewpoint. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bill
Didn't know much about Switzerland's armed neutrality, and this book fixed that. Touching on WWI and focusing on Europe in the late 30's and 40's, pretty interesting way the Swiss... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Woody Smith
I came across this book in the library and the subject grabbed my attention. I was almost immediately disappointed to find that rather than a history of wartime Switzerland, this... Read morePublished 8 months ago by crransom
Most people who learned anything about the Second World War know that Switzerland remained neutral throughout that conflict. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Francis R. Hand
A well-documented book that sheds light on the courageous and determined way Switzerland organized its defense against the Nazi threat.
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I'm surprised to see such unalloyed praise for this history, which, even though brief, can be repetitive, and which in some places reads like an apologetic paid for the Swiss... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Three if by Space