The annual D-day commemoration, the event that commemorates the day the massed Allied Forces invaded mainland Europe and made an absolute fortune for weapons manufacturers, is to be held on the wrong day this year, on the 5th of June.
The Normandy landings took place during the morning of the 6th of June 1944, and the commemorative events ever since have always been held on the sixth day of the sixth month, but this year is going to be different, and early, and nobody seems to know quite why.
One suggestion for the incredible gaffe is that it was thought best to avoid a near-clash with Prime Minister Theresa May's official resignation on 7 June. Another is that President Donald Trump's official state visit ends on 5 June - apparently, it couldn't be extended - and the Queen was keen that he should attend, so the event was brought forward by one day.
It may also have been down to a clerical error.
One man said it was due to the time difference, but this was denied.
Another claimed it was a trick of the light.
In the big picture, of course, it doesn't really matter; it's only 'time', and we're not to a day, are we?
One thing that is worth considering, however, is that it's likely that the same people responsible for supplying the vast amounts of military weaponry necessary for 80million everyday citizens to blow each other apart up during the Second World War, spawned descendants who now have their fingers in the pies of present-day arms trading, and depend on warfare to maintain their healthy profits and luxurious lifestyles.
Indeed, it would be no big surprise if thweren't somehow involved in the production of wreaths and 'tasteful floral arrangements' with which many of us will mourn those 80million unnecessary deaths.
As one man said:
"Fight 'war', not wars."