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.

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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