NEWS FROM THE FRONT
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.