After following a link in the watches thread in the Old'n'Bold forum I came across this snippet: 'The Swiss watch industry also heavily promoted its watches to the estimated 5,000 allied escaped POWs in Switzerland (known as évadés), including more than 1,200 US airmen who had baled out of, or landed their crippled aircraft in Switzerland. The Americans, as well as British officers, stayed in luxury hotels in such Alpine resorts as Adelboden, Wengen and Davos, becoming the mainstay of the wartime tourist industry.' Wow, if you were an RAF pilot who managed to get there in the early 40's it must have been a wrench to go back to blighty after the war was over. Bombed out cities, rationing and a whole host of other miseries to welcome their return. I also wonder how many of these internees managed to escape Switzerland and make it back to the UK?