NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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

31st October, 1940 : The Italian supreme command announces: ‘Our units continue to advance into Epirus and have reached the river Kalamas at several points. Unfavourable weather conditions and action by the retreating enemy are not slowing down the movements of our troops.’ But in fact the Italian offensive, carried out without conviction and without the advantage of surprise (not even for air action), and under leadership uncertain and divided by personal rivalries, is already becoming exhausted. Adverse conditions at sea make it necessary to give up a projected landing at Corfu.

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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