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

15th September, 1940 : German bombers fly over London in waves all day and night; destruction is catastrophic, but does not include any essential war targets. Other Luftwaffe formations make for Southampton, seeking to hit the city’s seaplane installations, but meet with violent anti-aircraft fire. Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester are also attacked during the night. The Germans, who have thrown 230 bombers and 700 fighters into the battle, lose 56 aircraft (original British claim 185), while the RAF lose only 23. Thus the day on which Goering had hoped to eliminate the RAF has ended in a British victory.

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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