Gstaad's Surprising Role During the Cold War

Mon, 14. Aug. 2017

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.

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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.