Belgian invasion?: Farmer’s tractor gaffe accidentally triggers border dispute with France

Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was key turning point in France’s history that literally changed the shape of the country. After the decisive battle, stones were placed along its new border with what is now Belgium.

But about 200 years later, a Belgian farmer has now dug up one of the stones after it blocked his tractor’s path, and moved it about two metres into France — mistakenly staking claim to more land for his country. Redmond Shannon reports on the accidental border dispute that probably only the biggest history buffs would have been able to avoid.

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