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

29th July, 1940 : A memorandum issued by the headquarters of the German navy states that a landing on the British coast is not possible until the second half of September, and that even then the navy will not be able to support it from the sea. The Chief of Staff of the Kriegsmarine, Admiral Schniewind, says that ‘It is impossible to accept responsibility for any such operation during the current year… The prospect looks very doubtful.’

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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