Sweet little Switzerland. 2017 - 1987

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Switzerland. Canton Uri. Rütli. 1st August 1990. Swiss national holiday. Public holiday. A father teaches his children (a boy and a girl) how to use a swiss flag as a rifle. Rütli (or Grütli in French) is a mountain meadow in the Seelisberg municipality of the Swiss canton of Uri. Here the oath of the Rütlischwur is said to have occurred, the legendary turning-point in the pursuit of independence. Every August 1, on the Swiss National Day, the oath is re-enacted to commemorate the forming of the Old Swiss Confederacy. Rütli is the birthplace of the Swiss Confederation. © 1990 Didier Ruef