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.

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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