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First Intervention of the Red Cross

Bourbaki-Panorama Luzern, Les Verrières, 1.2.1871. Photo/Foto: TES.

On February 1, 1871, around 3.35 a.m., in Les Verrières (canton of Neuchâtel), the French general Clinchant signed the three copies of the conditions for the crossing of the border by the defeated French army. The entry of 90 000 exhausted or wounded soldiers, non-commissioned officers and 2 467 officers and their 11 800 horses, … Read more » “First Intervention of the Red Cross”

The ETH Zurich

ETH Zürich. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich was given its current name in 1911. It was founded as a polytechnical institute (eidgenössische polytechnische Schule) in 1854 and initially consisted of a few technical departments: architecture, civil- and mechanical engineering, chemistry and forestry. It was a federal institution under the control … Read more » “The ETH Zurich”

Britons in Château-d’Oex

Château-d’Oex , Anglican St. Peter Church. 1899. Photo/Foto: TES.

From the end of the 19th century, Château-d’Oex became increasingly popular with English tourists. Most came over the Col de Jaman from Montreux, or by carriage from Bulle. The infrastructure soon improved and hotels, inns and pensions opened, some of them still exist (for example the Hôtel de l’ours, l’Hôtel de Ville, Résidence Rosat and … Read more » “Britons in Château-d’Oex”