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Swiss Army Uniform Documentation

We have published 2 books showing the history of uniforms of all troops of the Swiss Army from the 1852 to about 1946.
 The uniforms of the Swiss troops were only really standardized from 1852. Before that, each canton was responsible for the uniform and so the uniforms differed in appearance. The clothing as well as the equipment underwent many changes and was adapted to new tactics and weapons. The biggest changes in the 20th century were made at the beginning of the First and Second World Wars. In these books all these different uniforms are shown. The next big change followed in 1949, and will perhaps be edited in another volume.

In addition to the tunics, headgear and pants are also shown. Also illustrated are all the insignia of the branches of arms, degree insignia, specialist insignia, awards as well as officers' uniforms.

Unfortunately, the books are only available in German. However, the books are very picture-heavy and get by with little text. 

Swiss Army Uniforms of the first World War and before

The first volume shows the "colored" uniforms from the foundation of the Swiss Army right after the Sonderbund War until before the First World War on 156 pages.

Order: Ordonnanzen im Vergleich | Band 1 | 1852-1914
(Please contact us for international shipping. The online store only accepts Swiss shipping addresses.)

  • 1852_Buch_Mockup
  • 1861_Offiziere
  • 1898_Grade
  • 1898_Truppengattungen
 

Swiss Army Uniforms of the 2nd World War and before

The second volume shows the field-gray uniforms which were introduced 1914 at the beginning of the First World War. It goes up to the uniforms from 1940 that where worn in the Second World War and shows everything in between on 144 pages.

Order: Ordonnanzen im Vergleich | Band 2 | 1914-1946
(Please contact us for international shipping. The online store only accepts Swiss shipping addresses.)

  • 1914-1946_Buch_Bild_2_Kopie
  • Seiten_46und47
  • Seiten_60und61
  • Seiten_6und7

Both books show all troop types, as well as the officers' uniforms, the grade insignia from soldier to general and special insignia.
In addition to the tunics and drill dresses, the headgear and pants are also shown.

 

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