On Foreign Military Blunders

A headline at the New York Times today: “Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein.”

How did this happen?

A Swiss Army regiment, on night training maneuvers, got lost in the dark and crossed the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. After marching about two miles into Liechtenstein they realized their mistake, and turned around and marched back to Switzerland.

It’s an easy mistake. People get lost in the dark. Usually not armies, but it happens.

The story itself is rather mundane. But how can one not be amused by the idea of the Swiss accidentally invading another country? Why, it’s almost like when the Duchy of Grand Fenwick declared war on the United States… and won!. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On Foreign Military Blunders

  1. I can’t believe there’s another human on this planet who remembers “The Mouse That Roared”.

    I guess I read it first in high school. I’ve probably worn out a dozen paperback copies….

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