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

15th August, 1940 : Taking advantage of fine weather the German air force Do17-04launches a large scale assault, biggest so far. At least seven big formations sweep over Britain; all three Luftflotten are employed in a series of co-ordinated attacks on targets considerable distance apart. All the German raids, which start at 11.30 a.m. and go on until about 6.30 p.m. are tenaciously resisted by British fighters and anti-aircraft batteries; the British fighters never give the German planes a moment of respite. The Luftwaffe sends 520 bombers and 1,270 fighters into the attack, losing 75 aircraft, for the loss of 34 fighters by the RAF (the British reported 180 German planes destroyed).

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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