NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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

4th July, 1940 : Towards evening the battle-cruiser Strasbourg, the aircraft carrier Commandant Teste and the five destroyers which succeeded in escaping from the British action at the port of Mers-le-Kebir, near Oran, reach port at Toulon. Winston Churchill speaks to the House of Commons on Oran: “I leave the judgement of our actions with confidence to Parliament. I leave it to the nation and I leave it to the United States. I leave it to the world and to history.”

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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