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Need info on French/Swiss border in Oct '44

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by winterlight, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. winterlight

    winterlight New Member

    Nov 12, 2015
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    Hi, I"m a new member, from Massachusetts, working on a novel set in the final two years of the war. I'm trying to find out which force was guarding the French/Swiss border around Geneva in October 1944. The scenario I've imagined is that some people have made their way out of Germany via train as far as Geneva, and have decided to walk 3-4 miles across the border, in the direction of Annemasse, hoping to find American troops there. I'd like to know if there is any reason why this scenario does not work in reality (for example, the Swiss wouldn't let them out; there wasn't anyone guarding the other side of the border; the terrain is impossible, etc etc). It seems pretty clear that the Germans had retreated well to the north of this area by then (but any hints about good "timeline of battle" websites would be most appreciated!!). I've also posted this on the 'axis history' forum but no responses so far. Thanks in advance for any info you can contribute.

    Judith Haran
    Holden MA

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