The Great Confusion of Rome was quite possibly the most confusing battle in the entire history of warfare. It began on June 14th 1944 and parts of it still continue to this very day.
Rome was of strategic importance in WW2 and WWII as it was believed whoever controlled Rome was in control of the entirety of space and time. This was, however, a lie made up by some drunken Italian Army officers as a joke to fool their Nazi counterparts. The story slowly spread and soon the entire General Staff of roughly six large armies were fooled.
Some historians claim that the role of Rome actually had its origins with ancient Druid ceremonies to avoid bad harvests.
edit The Battle Begins
Determined to seize all of space and time American paratroopers of the Three and A Half airborne inexplicably arrived at the coast in dinghies and started advancing toward Rome. At this point the local commander of German forces declared that "my Spider sense is tingling" and ordered an immediate advance on Rome.
The first skirmish came as a lost German Panzer division accidentally met a British convoy 130 miles east of Rome. The British commander politely enquired where they were going and, upon finding out, telephoned his superior officer to discover that not only they were fighting Nazi Germany, but also that every British Soldier south of Birmingham and north of Rio de Janeiro had been ordered to march on Rome.
At this point the Italian Army realised that their country was under attack. This swung into action their only defence plan, which at the time was to retreat every single soldier to the capital - which coincidently happened to be - Rome.
On hearing the news that Italian troops had been deployed, Freemason forces swung into action due an ancient rule that required them to be involved in any event over a certain size. Free-masons therefore advanced on Rome in the hundreds.
edit The Battle Really Begins
The blissfully unaware inhabitants of Rome awoke in the morning to quickly discover that their city was under attack by 5 large armies. There was also a rumour that Soviet forces were also poised to strike. However this attack was thwarted by a Yugoslavian baggage handlers strike.
A panic-stricken Pope ordered the Vatican Boys Punishment Squad into action to defend the completely doomed city. Their first action was to successfully defend the world's largest delicatessen, against a combined Italian and Freemason assault using their distinctive fixture of hip-hop and aggressive dance music with great effect against the quite bland sound-track of the Italian army.
Just for the heck of it Tanzania declared war on each individual inhabitant of Rome, as they were sick of no one knowing where their country was (or is).
edit Confusion Sets In
Confused yet? Well by the afternoon of June 15th American paratroopers had been out-flanked to the north and east by Tanazanian troops who in turn were ambushed by Freemasons who mistook them for British forces which had successfully repulsed a German attack on the west of the city but had failed to prevent the Coliseum from falling under Nazi control. These advances were made quickly irrelevant by the stunning move of the Italian army of stealing 50,000 American Army uniforms and invading the city as Italian-Americans. They quickly evicted Tanzanian forces from the Vatican but were then themselves defeated by a devastating barrage of hip-hop and free-style rap from the Vatican Boys Punishment Squad who managed to prevent the British army from encircling the city with the help of Germans.
With the battle growing ever more complex the weary inhabitants of Rome voted on a resolution to transfer the battle to an uninhabited Mediterranean Island where it continues to this day. Latest news from the front indicates that a battalion of aging Italian-Americans have managed to seize the island's only hill from an alliance of Italian and American troops. The battle would have been over long ago if it were not for the stubbornness of the various countries involved in continually reinforcing their respective armies.