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Swiss-Made Heroes

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ISBN-10: 1555717047

ISBN-13: 9781555717049

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kevin Stringer

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"Swiss-Made Heroes" profiles nine Swiss officers, from the Middle Ages through WWII, who had an enduring impact on world history. Switzerland, better known for its watches, chocolate, and banking industry, has influenced world military history far out of proportion to her diminutive size.Among the nine Swiss heroes profiled are the admiral who laid the groundwork for U.S. victory in the Pacific, the colonel who opened up the American Midwest for settlement, the major who mediated the largest Axis surrender in World War II, and the brave captain who prevented the death of the Pope during the Reformation.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: L & R Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: The Swiss in History
R�ist and the Swiss Papal Guard: To Save a Pope
Road Builder, Indian Fighter, and British Brigadier General
The Swiss Bank Clerk and His Influence on the Conduct of Warfare
War Criminal, Confederate Hero-Martyr, or Dutiful Soldier?
The Father of Eritrea?
To Rescue an Army: Humanitarian Operations and the Bourbaki Internment
To Inspire an Army and a Nation: The Alpine Redoubt
To Surrender an Army: The American OSS and German Army Group C in Northern Italy
A Technological Innovator and the "Godfather" of the World War II Maritime Victory in the Pacific
Conclusion: Physical Monuments and Intellectual Legacies
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index