NEWS FROM THE FRONT
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.