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Swiss war game envisages invasion by bankrupt French
Hordes of bankrupt French invade Switzerland to get their hands on their “stolen” money — such is the imaginary scenario cooked up by the Swiss military in simulations revealed over the weekend.
A Swiss Army honor guard stands 22 March 2006 during a welcoming ceremony for Czech President Vaclav Klaus in Bern. The current number of recruits in the Swiss army stands at around 155, 000 — the biggest army in Europe relative to population size. Photo: AFP/GETTY
By Henry Samuel, Paris
11:51AM BST 30 Sep 2013
Carried out in August, the apparently outlandish army exercise was based on the premise of an attack by a financially stricken France split into warring regions, according to Matin Dimanche, the Lausanne-based daily.
One of these, “Saônia,” corresponding to the existing Jura region, was preparing attacks on Switzerland to retrieve money it had apparently swiped from France.
Operation “Duplex-Barbara” went as far as imagining a three-pronged invasion from points near Neufchâtel, Lausanne and Geneva, according to a map published in the Swiss newspaper.