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Switzerland

Switzerland personified bears the symbol of the International Red Cross, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and the inverse of the Swiss flag, a white cross on a field of red. In the foreground a train bearing the French tri-color and labeled "grands blessés" - the severely wounded - comes towards France, and a train goes in the opposite direction, to Germany. A bouquet in the French colors lies at the feet of the cross bearer who carries files about and correspondence for prisoners, spilling them along the way. Switzerland borders the combatants France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
One of a 1916 series of 1916 postcards on neutral nations by Em. Dupuis.
Text:
Noblesse oblige.
Noblesse oblige.
Suisse
Signed: Em. Dupuis 1916
Reverse:
Visé Paris. No. 111
Logo: Paris Color 152 Quai de Jemmapes
Carte Postale

Switzerland personified bears the symbol of the International Red Cross, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and the inverse of the Swiss flag, a white cross on a field of red. In the foreground a train bearing the French tri-color and labeled "grands blessés" - the severely wounded - comes towards France, and a train goes in the opposite direction, to Germany. A bouquet in the French colors lies at the feet of the cross bearer who carries files about and correspondence for prisoners, spilling them along the way. Switzerland borders the combatants France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
One of a 1916 series of 1916 postcards on neutral nations by Em. Dupuis.

Image text

Noblesse oblige.

Noblesse oblige.

Suisse

Signed: Em. Dupuis 1916

Reverse:

Visé Paris. No. 111

Logo: Paris Color 152 Quai de Jemmapes

Carte Postale

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Switzerland was neutral during World War I. The Western Front ran from the North Sea to Switzerland.

Switzerland is a country in Europe.

A sample pie chart graphic

Statistics for Switzerland (1)

Type Statistic
Population 3,765,123

Books about Switzerland (2)

Title Author Last Name Author First Name
Lice Cendrars Blaise
The Astonished Man Cendrars Blaise