NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
17th August, 1940 : The Germans withdraw the Stukas from their attacking force since they have proved too vulnerable.
Hitler announces a total blockade of the British Isles.
The German Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, brusquely switches off the anti-Greek campaign launched three days earlier by the Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano. Hitler does not want any military involvement in the Balkans.
Greek headquarters begin full-scale mobilization, calling up certain categories in the districts of Tsamuria, Epirus and western Macedonia.
RAF bomb oil plans, munitions factories and other targets in France and Germany.