World: Understanding

Foaming with indignation over Swiss "unneutrality," a German broadcaster reported this overheard radio dialogue between a Swiss anti-aircraft battery and a trespassing formation of U.S. bombers:

Swiss Ground Commander: "You are over Switzerland."

U.S. Air Commander: "We know."

Swiss: "If you don't turn back we will shoot."

U.S.: "We know."

The conversation paused during a furious ack-ack barrage, then resumed:

U.S.: "Your fire is 1,000 feet too low."

Swiss: "We know."


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