#793 Only because of accidental encounters

Many battles took place only because of accidental encounters, and sometimes not even with the enemy. During World War I, for example, the British submarine HMS G9 stumbled upon the British destroyer HMS Pasley, and the two exchanged fire until the G9 split in half and sank, leaving only one survivor to inform the Pasley’s captain of their mistake.

  • Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games”
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