General Strike 1918

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General Strike 1918
Generalstreik 1918
Movie Poster
Country CH.jpg Switzerland
Directed by Daniel von Aarburg
Release Date January, 28 2018
Language French
Main Cast
Character Actor
Robert Grimm Ralph Gassmann
Emil Sonderegger Fabian Krüger
Felix Calonder Peter Jecklin
Jenny Grimm Viola von Scarpatetti
August Huggler Jean-Christophe Nigon

General Strike 1918 (Generalstreik 1918) is a 2018 Swiss produced documentary directed by Daniel von Aarburg. At the end of the First World War, Switzerland shook a nationwide general strike. More than 250,000 workers quit their jobs. The Federal Council fears a revolution and mobilizes the army. Switzerland is on the brink of civil war. The focus is on the then Social Democratic National Councilor Robert Grimm, who led the strike committee. Opposite him are Federal President Felix Calonder, who tried to mediate and Colonel Emil Sonderegger.

The following weapons were used in the film General Strike 1918:


Luger P08

Oberstdivisionär Emil Sonderegger (Fabian Krüger) owns a Luger P08 that he gives to his wife Nina (Irina Wrona).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Nina takes the Luger.
She checks the magazine.

Schmidt-Rubin M1911

Swiss soldiers can be seen with Schmidt-Rubin M1911 rifles with fixed bayonets in Bern.

Schmidt-Rubin M1911 - 7.5x55mm Swiss (GP11)
A soldier (Raphaël Tschudi) on the left with his Schmidt-Rubin. Note the Swiss made Stahlhelm M18 helmets.
Another soldier stands guard with his rifle.

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