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

26th May, 1940 : The Belgian High Command tells the British and French that its army’s situation is critical. The Belgian government asks King Leopold to leave his country (as the Queen of Holland and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg have done), but the King refuses. During the night Calais falls to the German 10th Armoured Division.

It is announced in London that due to enemy occupation of Holland and parts of Belgium and Northern France, children are to be evacuated from a number of towns on the east coast.

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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