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

27th September, 1940 : Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan signed in Berlin. The agreement obliges signatories to give military assistance in case of any attack by a country not already involved in the war, and recognises the right of the Italians and Germans to establish a “new order” in Europe and of the Japanese to impose their ‘new order’ in Asia.

Dreim‰chtepakt 1940: der japanische Botschafter Saburo Kurusu verliest eine Erkl‰rung nach der Vertragsunterzeichnung

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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