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

11th September, 1940 : Italian offensive in Egypt begins.

The ships of the British Force M are about 300 miles north-east of Dakar; at the same time it becomes known that a French squadron with three cruisers and three large destroyers has left Toulon and has entered Atlantic through the Strait of Gibraltar, and is sailing south-west towards Dakar, with the obvious intention of resisting the landing of General de Gaulle’s Free French volunteers.

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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