This medal was created as part of a public fundraising campaign to benefit Swiss soldiers and their families who were in need at the end of the First World War. The image below shows the two sides of the medal. Find out more below... (updated 2 August 2014 with new information)
Here is some exciting news from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from earlier this year. You can read more about the role of the ICRC in connection with prisoners of war in the First World War here on my website. To quote directly from the ICRC's press release, which you can also read on their website here.
"The archives of the International Prisoners-of-War Agency will be available for consultation by the public in August 2014, through an online application."
The blog will feature interesting images, objects or information relating to Switzerland and the First World War. If you have something interesting that you think could be featured here, I would be glad to hear from you! Thanks.