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1 August 2014: Swiss military band plays in south-eastern Europe

1 August 2014: Swiss military band plays in south-eastern Europe

The Swiss Confederation will celebrate its 2015 National Day with Swiss nationals living in south-eastern Europe. At the initiative of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Chief of the Armed Forces, Lt Gen André Blattmann, a small ensemble of 15 players from the Swiss Military Band, will provide the musical background for festivities at the embassies in Greece, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo.

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Screen Calendar DDPS 2015

Screen Calendar DDPS 2015

We would like to offer you a set of twelve background images depicting scenes from the armed forces. Each image also incorporates a monthly calendar.