The flag on the bell tower

Switzerland, February 7, 1945

A few days ago, they raised the beautiful Swiss flag on the bell tower of Ligornetto.
They put it up there as a signal to foreign planes that are on the neutral territory of Switzerland.
Because a few days ago they strafed and dropped bombs on the Swiss territory of Chiasso. They said it was a mistake because with all the snow they could not see the Swiss flags.
But since this mistake has been repeated several times it was thought to put the flags on the bell towers and on the important buildings
Therefore, it was also placed on the bell tower of Ligornetto.
When I go to school, I always look at it
It waves in the sky and seems to touch it
From a distance you can clearly see the white cross in the middle of the red
The flag flutters at the slightest blow of wind in the beautiful Helvetian sky.
But even the flags were not enough as a signal to the aviators because they still strafed the soil of our homeland, so then the cannons were placed to strike them.

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