Switzerland invades Liechtenstein

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    Hehe... nice, I almost thought it was fake, too.
     
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    That's as in, "March 1" the date and a hundred-&-seventy troops. It took a few reads for me to get it straightened out.

    But, hey, it was dark, in crappy weather, and in the middle of the night, too.
     
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    I think the upper Rhein is the border, seems like they would have noticed it. Five hundred years of neutrality is a bit of exaggeration, the Swiss were caught up in the Napoleanic wars, France acquired and kept Muelhausen. The perpetual neutrality policy was adopted afterwards.
    The confederation was recognised as no longer being a part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1648, though it had long been effectively independant.
     
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    Contrary to popular belief, those active border outposts maintained by the international press did notice, and the story was reported the next day. Due to its triviality, only me and, I think, two other people even read about it at the time. The Swiss army has been going all to hell ever since its cavalry horses were sold off.

    By the way, if any Swiss friends of Herr Roland Traxler happen to read this; he might be interested to know that his old M1918 helmet from his army days has ended up in Massachusetts. We crazy Americans will buy anything.
     
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    Fwiw, I was one of those two other people. Even here we didn't get terribly excited about it, despite the fact it clearly qualified as a 'local event'. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, did the invaders at least buy postcards? Even Wehrmacht paratroops in 1940 bought postcards.
     
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