NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

16th July, 1941 : Finnish troops break through the Soviet positions north of Lake Lagoda and occupy Sortavala at the extreme north of the lake.

In the central section of the front the troops of the Army Group Centre, continuing their advance, begin the destruction of the enormous Soviet forces trapped in a pocket in the Uman area, as well as undertaking mopping-up operations in the Dnieper basin.

The system of political commissars is re-introduced in the Red Army. The commissars are disliked by the commanders for functional reasons, and a year later they are abolished again.

Hitler sends for Goering, Keitel, Larres, Borman and the Nazi theorist Rosenberg and at his headquarters expound to them the Reich’s objectives in the east: division of part of the occupied territories into four Reich Commission territories and direct annexation to the ‘Great Reich’ of the richest provinces, including the Crimea. Rosenberg is appointed head of a new ministry for eastern occupied territories. His task will be not only the exploitation of those territories for the benefit of the German economy, but also their political ‘reclamation’ – elimination of the Communists and deportation of the Jews.

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The Human Abstract

…from the quills of the dead white poets

William Blake (1757 – 1827)

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Pity would be no more

If we did not make somebody poor,

And Mercy no more could be

If all were as happy as we.

And mutual fear brings Peace,

Till the selfish loves increase;

Then Cruelty knits a snare,

And spreads his baits with care.

He sits down with holy fears,

And waters the ground with tears;

Then Humility takes its root

Underneath his foot.

Soon spreads the dismal shade

Of Mystery over his head,

And the caterpillar and fly

Feed on the Mystery.

And it bears the fruit of Deceit,

Ruddy and sweet to eat,

And the raven his nest has made

In its thickest shade.

The gods of the earth and sea

Sought through nature to find this tree,

But their search was all in vain:

There grows one in the human Brain.

From Songs of Experience

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.messer

12th July, 1941 : Moscow is raided by the Luftwaffe for the first time. Germans claim to be ‘before Kiev'; fall of Kiev, and also of Leningrad, said to be imminent.

Following a proposal sent to Stalin by Churchill two days before, a pact of mutual assistance is signed between Great Britain and the USSR. Both sides undertake not to sign a separate peace.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

11th July, 1941 : Fierce air battle over Malta. According to Italian sources four British aircraft are shot down and many others destroyed on the ground.

Having driven off the Soviet counter-attack at Korosten, the German armour advances to within 10 miles of Kiev, but then dogged Soviet resistance forces them to mark time.

[ How the time flies! http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2018/07/legacy-lessons-barbarossa/ ]

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

9th July, 1941 : Russian resistance in all the pockets not already liquidated comes to an end. Up to this time the Soviet army has lost 2,500 tanks, and 300,000 of its men have been taken prisoner. In the Bialystok sector, 40 divisions have been wiped out. The II and III Panzergruppen (Guderian and Hoth), combined to form the 4th Armoured Army, advance beyond the rivers Dniepr and Dvina towards Smolensk, on the way to Moscow.

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Doupata hadů

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Otokar Březina (1868 -1929)

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Skryté své zahrady viděl jsem v slavnostech července kvést,

v blankytů éterná loubí se slétlo tisíce tajemných ptáků:

na květech zrosených nechaly půlnoci nejsladší úsměvy hvězd,

a jako koberec pro sny, v plamenech záhony máku.

Dalekou cestu jsem konal, neznámý navštívil svět,

nesčetné duše jsem objal, z nesčetných zraků tvá tajemství čet

a unaven milostí vrátil se do svých ukrytých sadů:

klenbami hořící síry kouřil se blankyt, žíravě bled,

a všechny mé záhony květů se změnily v doupata hadů.

Před kroky mými se vztyčili, otravné prameny syčící tmou,

na stvolech, zmítaných vichřicí hlubin, nestvůrné hlavy jim kvetly;

v tělo mé vrůstali, vůli mi spoutali hadí svou sugescí zlou

a v zraky mé z nehybných očí svých stříkali sinými světly.

Tu svaté tvé vzpomínky v duši mi prolétla zvěst,

nádhera moří tvých, tajemství nocí tvých, sláva tvých cest:

blankyt jak brána se otevřel, od jihu letělo tisíce ptáků;

tvé magické jméno jsem vyslovil – a v úsměvu hvězd,

koberec pro sny, přede mnou ležely záhony růží a máku.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

6th July, 1941 : In the southern sector Rumanian troops occupy the town of Chernovtsy, just over the Carpathians, and are given an enthusiastic welcome by the population. In the outskirts of Vitebsk, not far from Smolensk, the 16th Army of the Army Group North makes contact with the 9th Army of the Army Group Centre. The northernmost German army, the 18th, continues its advance north, establishing a line from Lake Peipus through Tartu to Parnu, north of the Gulf of Riga.

Italian and German aircraft bomb the Tobruk fortress and the area of Sidi Barrani.

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What next?

 

resist,new.issueTrump is a cannibal. Trump seeks publicity. Trump is a paedophile*. Trump can read. Trump is manufacturing Novichok.

Falsum in omnibus, falsum in uno.

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*/ This is not too likely, as a half of entertainment mafia could have problems with that; starting with Roman Polanski, Woody Allen… Similarly, allegations of homosexuality are unlikely.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

4th July, 1941 : The garrison of Debra Tabor, about 6,000 men commanded by Colonel Angelini, is forced to surrender.

President Roosevelt makes Independence Day broadcast: ‘The US will never survive as a happy and prosperous oasis in the middle of a desert of dictatorship.’

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

2nd July, 1941 : In the Army Group North sector the IV Panzergruppe (Hoepner) concentrates on the right bank of Dvina and attacks the Russian fortification on the border with Latvia, successfully breaking through at Ostrov.

In the Army Group South sector the German 11th Army and the two Rumanian armies (3rd and 4th) come into action, considerably increasing the pressure on the Russians in Moldavia and in the direction of Vinnitsa.

Japan orders all its merchant ships in the Atlantic to return to home ports.

China breaks off relations with Axis powers.

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“Fill a Glass…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets

William Ernest Henley 1849 -1903

 

Fill a glass with golden wine,Henley.W.E

And the while your lips are wet

Set your perfume unto mine,

And forget.

Every kiss we take and give

Leaves us less of life to live.

Yet again! Your whim and mine

In a happy while have met.

All your sweets to me resign,

Nor regret

That we press with every breath,

Sighed or singing, nearer death.

1875

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

29th June, 1941 : In the central sector the armoured corps of Hoth (III Panzergruppe) and Guderian (II Panzergruppe) join up near Minsk to complete another pincer movement, cutting off the Russian forces in a huge pocket in the area of Gorodishche, a little town in White Russia south-west of Minsk.

In Finland the Finns attack the Russians in Karelia, while in the extreme north German troops advancing from Norway and Finnish forces are both engaged in the area of Murmansk and Petsamo. The prizes are the only port on the Barents Sea that is ice-free all the year round, and a nickel mine of great strategic importance. The final objective of the offensive in Karelia is to link up with the German Army Group North.

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Activista

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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27th June, 1941 : Von Bock’s Army Group Centre, pressing far on beyond Brest-Litovsk, traps huge enemy forces in a pincer movement in the sector between Bialystok and Novgorod. Von Runstedt’s Army Group South, with Kleist’s I Panzergruppe, breaks through between the Carpathians and the Pripet marshes in the direction of Kiev and Vinnitsa. Russian resistance is dogged and sometimes brilliant.

General Mannerheim, Finland’s national hero, issues a proclamation to the Finnish people calling on them to play their part in the “holy war” against the Russians.

Hungary declares war on the Soviet Union.

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The time and timeless lies

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Of course, The TIME lies, just as the most of the media. Trained to lie, encouraged to lie and awarded for lies the media hacks now do not know what the truth is. Never known for integrity, the advent of Trump is bringing out the worst out of them.

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The propagandists at The Time produced some sort of apology but, really, they ought to apologise for their very existence.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/25/nolte-border-separation-hoax-delivers-disastrous-week-for-establishment-media/

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

25th June, 1941 : In the souther sector the German occupy Dubno, an important town north-east of Lvov; the tanks operating on the wings of the Army Group Centre, under Guderian and Hoth, reach Baranovichi, Lida and Boridechno, more than 125 miles of Biaystock, the headquarters of Pavlov, commander of the Russian western front. The Russian 3rd,10th and 4th Armies are in imminent danger of encirclement.German_tanks_Panzer_IV_eastern_front_1941

On the northern front the Russians attack Finnish defence position and counter-attack in the area of Murmansk.

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Spirits of the Dead

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849)


Thy soul shall find itself alonecemetery

‘Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;

Not one, of all the crowd, to pry

Into thine hour of secrecy.

Be silent in that solitude,

Which is not loneliness- for then

The spirits of the dead, who stood

In life before thee, are again

In death around thee, and their will

Shall overshadow thee; be still.

The night, though clear, shall frown,

And the stars shall not look down

From their high thrones in the Heaven

With light like hope to mortals given,

But their red orbs, without beam,

To thy weariness shall seem

As a burning and a fever

Which would cling to thee for ever.

Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish,

Now are visions ne’er to vanish;

From thy spirit shall they pass

No more, like dew-drop from the grass.

The breeze, the breath of God, is still,

And the mist upon the hill

Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,

Is a symbol and a token.

How it hangs upon the trees,

      A mystery of mysteries!
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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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23rd June, 1941 : The Germans make spectacular progress. In Army Group North’s sector the 56th Armoured Corps ( General Manstein) of the IV Panzergruppe (Hoepner) has crossed the important Ariogala viaduct over the river Dubysa in Latvia, 50 miles from their starting point. In the central sector Guderian’s tanks (XXIV Armoured Corps , General von Schweppenburg, and XLVII Armoured Corps, General Lemelsen) have stormed across the river Bug above and bellow Brest-Litovsk and consolidated at Kobrin and Pruzhany, 40 and 45 miles from the frontier, while those of General Hoth (LXII Armoured Corps, General Kuntzen, and XXXIX Armoured Corps, General Schmidt) have captured Merech and Alytus, taking the bridges on the Niemen intact after an advance of 55 miles. In the southern sector, south of the river Pripet, Kleist’s I Panzergruppe has made more modest progress; there is a strong concentration of Russian troops (56 divisions, including 16 armoured divisions) on their front.

barbarossaChaos reigns in the headquarters of the Russian formations, not helped by directives from the general staff that reveals of the facts of the situation, such as one sent to the headquarters of south-wester front ordering the forces there to launch a major offensive and retake Lublin, 30 miles behind the enemy lines, within 24 hours.

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Surprise!

 

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

18th June, 1941 : German aircraft bomb the British troops retiring from Halfaya Pass. British aircraft have again raided Benghazi.

Syria – Damascus encircled. General Wilson appeals to General Dentz to evacuate Vichy forces.

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