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Author Gautschi, Willi, 1920-

Title General Henri Guisan : Commander-in-Chief of the Swiss Army in World War II / by Willi Gautschi ; translated by Karl Vonlanthen.

Imprint Rockville Center, NY : Front Street Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 GUISAN,H GAU    Available
Description xvi, 813 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 776-803) and index.
Contents I: Family history, education, and career (1874-1939) -- Early years -- University studies and vocational training -- Guisan as a farmer, estate owner, and militia officer -- Guisan as divisional commander and corps commander -- Politics in the 1930s -- The general is elected -- II: Commander-in-chief of the armed forces during World War II (1939-1945) -- The first army positions, 1939-1940 -- Replacing the chief of the general staff -- Cooperation with foreign powers -- The general's personal staff -- Investigation of the front movement -- Alert during Germany's 1940 western campaign -- Orders to the armed forces in June 1940 -- After France's defeat -- The officer's conspiracy -- Briefing at the Rütli -- The Réduit strategy -- The National Resistance Movement -- Attempts to arrange a special mission to Berlin -- The files of La Charité -- The Däniker Affair -- Relations with the federal council -- Cooperation with chief of the General Staff Huber -- Relations with subordinate commanders -- Casting aside Chief Instructor Wille -- Cases of treason, death sentences, and surveillance activities -- The Schellenberg-Masson connection -- The meeting in Biglen -- The 1943 "March Alarm" and the Messerschmitt deal -- The issue of censorship -- The crisis of June 1944 -- Relations with the social democrats -- The troops' morale, state of training, and armament -- The final phase of wartime duty -- III: After Guisan's service as Commander-in-Chief (1945-1960) -- Trouble with Masson -- Report on wartime duty -- The controversy over lack of plans of operations -- Conflict with Air Force Commander Bandi -- Issue of the peacetime general -- Misunderstanding with de Lattre de Tassigny -- Honors and postwar travel -- Guisan's retirement years.
Subject Guisan, Henri, 1874-1960.
Switzerland. Armee.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Switzerland.
Added Title General Henri Guisan. English
ISBN 0972557202 (alk. paper) : $37.95

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