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In the aftermatch of World War I, special guarded trains carried food, medical supplies and other relief goods to Central Europe. The Swiss had a surplus of these materials, which were desperately needed in such places as Austria, Hungary, Poland and Romania. However, because the chaotic political situation had spawned lawless bands of roving thieves, shipping such merchandise was unsafe. Thus, it was necessary to find a means of safeguarding the deliveries. As a result, agreements were negotiated with the various governments that the good trains would be escorted by members of the Swiss Army.
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