Jacqueline Veuve

Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)

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Swiss Army

Barracks Man

1994. 16mm/Beta/VHS, colour, 90 min.

For the first time, an independant movie team was able to follow the Swiss Army school of recruits for fusiliers and machinegunners, as from February to May 1993, in Colombier (Switzerland),

The recruiting Officer in charge said
'When a young man hesitates, I suggest infantry because that is where I need them most'. So 35% of the recruits find themselves enlisted in infantry. Contrary to the … [to the detail page]

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