Unlike the Swiss Navy, the Swiss Army is no myth, no joke. Equipped with expensive Swiss repeating rifles. Swiss infantrymen rightly consider themselves a corps d'élite. In a pinch Switzerland, since she puts all her able-bodied males into compulsory military training at 20 and keeps them in her reserve until they are 48, can mobilize overnight an army of nearly 260,000, more than twice the size of Germany's treaty-restricted Reichswehr. At the drop of a floppy Swiss hat or the sound of a warning yodel. Swiss President Dr. Edmund Schulthess can send...

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