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December 25, 1914 was the first Christmas of the First World War. Morale was low among the Swiss soldiers who were guarding the country’s borders.
Although neutral Switzerland stayed in the background during the First World War, it was surrounded by warring nations and couldn’t avoid being affected. One hundred years after war was declared, swissinfo.ch looks at the consequences on Swiss individuals and institutions between 1914 and 1918.
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