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

14th July, 1940 : ‘Bastille Day’ in France is observed as a day of ‘national mourning, but General de Gaulle and other ‘Free French leaders’ lay wreaths at the Cenotaph in London to symbolise their determination to fight on for liberation of France. General de Gaulle reviews the first Free French detachment in Whitehall, London.

General elections in the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. These three nations vote unanimously for union with the USSR.

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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