NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
8th April, 1940 : The German ship Rio de Janeiro, converted into a troop transport is torpedoed by the Polish submarine Orzel off the Norwegian coast near Lillesand. The Germans are picked up by an Allied ship. Although this makes it clear that German invasion force is already at sea, the Norwegian government still does not order general mobilisation.