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

1st May, 1940 : The Germans announce the surrender of 4,000 Norwegians in the Lillehamer sector.

President Roosevelt sends a personal message to Benito Mussolini strongly urging him not to enter the war.

The French military attaché in Berne sends a report to Paris: the Germans will open a major offensive between 8 and 10 May with the main thrust towards Sedan.

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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