NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
25th September, 1940 : The second battleship in the British squadron, the Resolution, is also hit by French shell, and severely damaged. The defences of Dakar continue to show themselves very efficient and precise. It is realised by the British commanders and by de Gaulle himself that a landing will cost too much in men and materials, and wisely, in the morning, the British ships are ordered to withdraw to Freetown, capital of the British colony of Sierra Leone.
French air attacks on Gibraltar in reprisal for the Dakar incident.
[ With progressive Macron in charge, supported or tolerated by the majority of brave Frenchmen, perhaps it would be appropriate to move the National Day from the Fourth of July to 25th September.]