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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
Studio Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF)
Distributor RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF)
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
Heinrich Rothmund Robert Hunger-Bühler
Ernst Kamm Aaron Hitz

General Strike 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 violent revolution like the one in Russia and mobilizes the army. 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 (Divisional General) Emil Sonderegger (Fabian Krüger) owns a Luger P08 that he gives to his wife Nina (Irina Wrona).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Nina opens the holster placed on the table by her husband Emil.
She holds the Luger after removing it from the holster.
Shortly after, she checks the magazine. Note the lack of a grip safety which indicates it as a P08 rather than a Swiss M1900 or M1906 variant.

Schmidt-Rubin M1911

Swiss soldiers can be seen with Schmidt-Rubin Model 1911 rifles with fixed Dolchbajonett 1899 bayonets in Bern.

Schmidt-Rubin Infanteriegewehr Modell 1911 - 7.5x55mm Swiss (GP11)
A soldier (Raphaël Tschudi) on the left with his Schmidt-Rubin checks the documents of members of parliament outside the Federal Palace building. Note the Swiss-made Stahlhelm M18 helmets which are inspired by the German Stahlhelm M16.
Another soldier on the right stands guard with his rifle and lets Robert Grimm (Ralph Gassmann) pass.

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