Category: 20th / 21st century

26. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Masterstroke on the Matterhorn

by Aaron Estermann

In 1965, mountain climber Walter Bonatti conquered the north face of the Matterhorn. In winter, and solo. A gift for the press photographers.

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19. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Review

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Yves Saint Laurent as ambassador for Lyon silk

by Hibou Pèlerin

Soie ou saucisson – in the traditional Lyonnaise families, you belonged to either the silk camp or the sausage camp. Both have left their mark on the city’s economic development. Visitors to the Musée des tissus in Lyon can now discover what links the silk camp with the renowned fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

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14. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The cipher machine Enigma and Switzerland

by Dominik Landwehr

In the Second World War, British specialists cracked almost every code – including that of the German cipher machine Enigma. Switzerland also used such machines.

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12. February 2020

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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Project 26

by Claudia Moritzi

In 1990, P-26 was uncovered. The mission of this clandestine cadre organisation was to whip up, strengthen and maintain the public’s spirit of resistance in the event of Switzerland being occupied.

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6. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Nature

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The Iceman

by Andrej Abplanalp

He was a scientist and an explorer: Alfred de Quervain walked across Greenland in 1912, sparking a veritable ‘polar fever’ in Switzerland.

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