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

11th May, 1940 : The Germans employ parachutists and airborne formations to take the Belgian fortress Eben Emael (which had been thought impregnable) and surround Liege. Heavy bombing raids are carried out on many Belgian towns. Three divisions of the British Expeditionary Force take up defensive positions on the left bank of the river Dyle between Wavre and Louvain.

Churchill authorises Bomber Command to carry out raids on Germany.

Roosevelt tells King Leopold III of the dismay and indignation felt by Americans at the German assault.

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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