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Switzerland. Canton Zug. Morgarten. The competitors and members of riflemen's association aim their semi-automatic assault rifles SG 550 during the Morgartenschiessen (Morgarten shooting). Thousands competitors from all over Switzerland come to fire fifteen shots at targets arranged on a meadow. A swiss flag floats in the wind on the hill above the Ägeri lake. The Battle of Morgarten occurred on 15 November 1315, when a 1,500-strong force from the Swiss Confederacy ambushed a group of Austrian soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire on the shores of Lake Ägeri near the Morgarten Pass. The Swiss, led by Werner Stauffacher, defeated the Austrians, who were under the command of Duke Leopold I. The Swiss victory consolidated the Everlasting League of the Three Forest Cantons, which formed the core of modern Switzerland. The victory of the Confederates left them in their virtual autonomy. The SG 550 is an assault rifle manufactured by Swiss Arms AG (formerly Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft) of Neuhausen, Switzerland. "SG" is an abbreviation for Sturmgewehr, or "assault rifle". The rifle is based on the earlier 5.56mm SG 540 and is also known as the Fass 90 or Stgw 90. An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Morgarten is a Swiss village which belongs to the municipality of Oberägeri in the canton of Zug. The flag of Switzerland consists of a red flag with a white cross (a bold, equilateral cross) in the centre. It is one of only two square sovereign-state flags. 15.11.2017 © 2017 Didier Ruef