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

24th June, 1940 : At Villa Olgiata, near Rome, General Huntziger, on behalf of the French army, and General Badoglio on behalf of Italy, sign the armistice.

With the capture of Saint-Etienne and Angouleme, the Germans now occupy all territory north and west of a line Geneva-Dole-Tours-Mont-de-Marsan-Spanish border. The Channel and entire Atlantic coast are in German hands, constituting Germany’s advance posts for operations in the Atlantic and for the imminent campaign against Britain.

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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