NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
12th June, 1940 : In the morning Guderian crosses the heights of Champagne and launches his XXXIX Armoured Corps against Chalons-sur-Marne, which falls without resistance. General Weygand orders a general retreat. In the French Council of Ministers held near Tours, Weygand himself, supported by Pétain, presses the need for armistice, but the proposal is firmly dismissed by the Premier, Paul Reynaud.
First bombing raids by the RAF on Italy. Turin and Genoa are the targets.