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Switzerland. Canton Zug. Morgarten. A competitor and member of riflemen's association aims his rifle and shoots during the Morgartenschiessen (Morgarten shooting). Thousands competitors from all over Switzerland come to fire fifteen shots at targets arranged on a meadow. The man wears on his shooting jacket a swiss flag and an escutcheon from The Pro Tell organisation. ProTell (formally: "The Society for Liberal Weapons Rights") is a Swiss gun-rights advocacy group.<br />
The Battle of Morgarten occurred on 15 November 1315, when a 1,500-strong force from the Swiss Confederacy ambushed a group of Austrian soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire on the shores of Lake Ägeri near the Morgarten Pass. The Swiss, led by Werner Stauffacher, defeated the Austrians, who were under the command of Duke Leopold I. The Swiss victory consolidated the Everlasting League of the Three Forest Cantons, which formed the core of modern Switzerland. The victory of the Confederates left them in their virtual autonomy. Morgarten is a Swiss village which belongs to the municipality of Oberägeri in the canton of Zug. The flag of Switzerland consists of a red flag with a white cross (a bold, equilateral cross) in the centre. It is one of only two square sovereign-state flags. 15.11.2017 © 2017 Didier Ruef