Switzerland Invades Liechtenstein

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  03.05.07 | 7:57 AM ET

And chaos, well, didn’t ensue. Apparently this wasn’t the first time the Swiss army has accidentally crossed into Liechtenstein during a training mission. “It has happened before,” Liechtenstein government spokeswoman Gerlinde Manz-Christ told ABC News. “Nobody really realized it.” The Guardian notes the 170 or so Swiss soldiers were carrying rifles with no ammunition on their mission last Thursday, though they did have their “obligatory Swiss army knives.”

1 Comment for Switzerland Invades Liechtenstein

William Lackey 01.22.08 | 2:45 PM ET

Some error, since I believe one would have to cross the Rhine River to accidentally invade from Switzerland. And the times I have been there, it wouldn’t be a wade across a dried up Rio Grande or any such similarity.
  I’m assuming there is an explanation other than an error in the article.

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