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.

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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