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Gautschi, Willi 1920-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 228 publications in 4 languages and 1,809 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Creator
Classifications: DQ207.G8, B
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Most widely held works by Willi Gautschi
General Henri Guisan : Commander-in-Chief of the Swiss Army in World War II by Willi Gautschi( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in German and English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During its darkest hour Switzerland was surrounded by aggressive fascist armies, with no allies within reach, its politicians quavering, and its people beginning to lose hope of retaining their freedom. General Henri Guisan stepped into this miasma of growing despair. In July 1940, he assembled the entire Swiss officer corps at the Rutli Meadow, the spot where pike-wielding herdsmen had formed the Swiss Confederation in 1291. Invoking the spirit of their medieval forebears, he informed his officers that Switzerland would fight back against any invader, and if they ran out of ammunition they would use the bayonet. Switzerland, he declared, would never surrender. Guisan lit a torch that would guide the Continent's only remaining democracy until the end of the war. The key to his military strategy was shifting the main strength of the Swiss Army to the Alps. This controversial policy conceded population centers but it also negated German superiority in armor and aircraft. If the Nazis invaded they would only open a bleeding sore that they would not be able to close. Though the Wehrmacht drew up numerous invasion plans, it never took the gamble. As a military man who became the spiritual leader of his country, Guisan was a rarity in the history of democratic nations. His guidance, along with the Swiss system of universal male conscription, meant that the Germans, had they invaded, would have been fighting not just an army but a people. --From publisher's description
Der Landesstreik 1918 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<<So war der Streik das beinahe noch einzige politische Druckmittel, das einigermassen jenem der Spitzenverbände und der bürgerlichen Lobbys gleichkam. Man kann ihm deshalb, vor allem angesichts der Notsituation von 1918, seine Legitimität nicht absprechen. Gerade dieser letztgenannte Punkt zeigt aber auch, dass die Geschichte des Landesstreiks nicht als abgeschlossen betrachtet werden kann. Solange seine Interpretation auch auf das heutige, aktuelle Staatsverständnis greift, bildet der Landesstreik ein Element des Widerspruchs und der Herausforderung. Um so notwendiger ist nicht nur seine Einbeziehung ins allgemeine und popularisierte Bild der Schweizergeschichte, sondern auch eine permanente, auf historischer Forschung beruhende Auseinandersetzung.>> Aus dem Nachwort von Hans Ulrich Jost (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
Lenin als Emigrant in der Schweiz by Willi Gautschi( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumente zum Landesstreik 1918 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<<So war der Streik das beinahe noch einzige politische Druckmittel, das einigermassen jenem der Spitzenverbände und der bürgerlichen Lobbys gleichkam. Man kann ihm deshalb, vor allem angesichts der Notsituation von 1918, seine Legitimität nicht absprechen. Gerade dieser letztgenannte Punkt zeigt aber auch, dass die Geschichte des Landesstreiks nicht als abgeschlossen betrachtet werden kann. Solange seine Interpretation auch auf das heutige, aktuelle Staatsverständnis greift, bildet der Landesstreik ein Element des Widerspruchs und der Herausforderung. Um so notwendiger ist nicht nur seine Einbeziehung ins allgemeine und popularisierte Bild der Schweizergeschichte, sondern auch eine permanente, auf historischer Forschung beruhende Auseinandersetzung.>> Aus dem Nachwort von Hans Ulrich Jost (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
Mythos und Macht der Geschichte : über historische Grundfragen by Willi Gautschi( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte des Kantons Aargau : 1803-1953 by Nold Halder( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Général Guisan : le commandement de l'armée suisse pendant la seconde guerre mondiale by Willi Gautschi( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considéré, de son vivant déjà, comme un père de la patrie, Henri Guisan devint, après sa mort, un véritable mythe national auquel ce livre rend un hommage magistral
Helvetische Streiflichter Aufsätze und Vorträge zur Zeitgeschichte by Willi Gautschi( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schweizergeschichte 20. Jh
Das Oltener aktionskomitee und der Landes-Generalistreik von 1918 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

13 editions published in 1955 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumente zum Landesstreik 1918 [neunzehnhundertachtzehn]( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte des Kantons Aargau 1885-1953 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Oltener Aktionskomitee und der Landes-Generalstreik von 1918 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Oltener Aktionskomitee und der Landes-Generalstreik von 1918 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin und General Clausewitz by Willi Gautschi( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansprache anlässlich der Gedenkfeier "50 Jahre Kriegsende" auf Schloss Lenzburg ; Sonntag 7. Mai 1995 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kontakt General Guisans mit SS-Standartenführer Schellenberg by Willi Gautschi( )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansprache anlässlich der Überreichung des Aargauer Literaturpreises im Kunsthaus Aarau, 20. Oktober 1990 by Willi Gautschi( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein vertraulicher Bericht der Badener Behörden über die Generalstreiktage von 1918 by Willi Gautschi( )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parerga Historiae Argoviae by Willi Gautschi( )

3 editions published in 1994 in Latin and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Lenin wirklich in Basel? by Willi Gautschi( )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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General Henri Guisan : Commander-in-Chief of the Swiss Army in World War II
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Alternative Names
Gautschi, Willi 1920-

Willi Gautschi historiador suís

Willi Gautschi historiador suizo

Willi Gautschi historian zviceran

Willi Gautschi historicus uit Zwitserland (1920-2004)

Willi Gautschi Schweizer Historiker

Willi Gautschi staraí Eilvéiseach

Willi Gautschi Swiss historian

Willi Gautschi Swiss historian (1920-2004)

Languages
German (112)

English (6)

French (4)

Latin (2)