When one thinks about the Cold War, the last place that springs to mind is Gstaad. However, Gstaad was the training hub for Switzerland’s stay-behind resistance and, in the event of a Soviet invasion, would have been one of the last bastions of defiance.
I remember the day well. It was not long after we had arrived in Gstaad. My husband was at home with the children and I was travelling on a business trip. We were talking on a decidedly dodgy Skype connection.