NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
8th July, 1940 : The French battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart, the one in harbour at Dakar, the other at Casablanca, are attacked by British motor torpedo boats and torpedo-carrying aircraft and seriously damaged, being put out of action for several months. A public declaration by General de Gaulle in London: General deplores the decision taken by the British government and declares that all Frenchmen are dismayed and saddened.