Swiss international brigaders

April 28th, 2012 | by nick |

Swiss volunteers returning from Spain were treated badly, facing up to 4 years in prison for having broken the militarily penal code which banned Swiss citizens from enlisting in a foreign army. Some 800 Swiss, one of the largest groups, including a few women fought in Spain. Around 170 were killed in the fighting. In 2009, the Swiss government issued a pardon to all those repressed. More here