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.

About Ludwig von Gress

Born in communist Europe, interested in defence matters on a macro scale, with a cavalry “devil may care spirit” from his grandfather and cautious effectiveness of asymmetric warfare approach from his guerilla father. He sometimes despairs that he may be the only one taking the defence of Australia seriously.
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