NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
8th November, 1940 : The Italian headquarters is forced to give the order to retire. As a result of disrupted communications the order does not reach all formations. The Julia division, or what is left of it, just succeeds in getting back over Peratia bridge – not on the orders of the Italian command but on the decision taken by the divisional commander as a result of a report picked up on the radio from London, announcing that ‘the Alpine division will be crushed by three Greek divisions’.
RAF bombs Munich during Hitler’s Putsch anniversary speech.