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

14th November, 1940 :  During the night 449 German aircraft carry out a ‘carpet bombing’ of Coventry , centre of the British automobile industry. Many ancient buildings in the historic city centre, including the magnificent fourteenth-century cathedral, are destroyed. There are 550 dead and many more wounded, and 21 factories are destroyed. Yet the city productive capacity is still not seriously affected. After this the Germans coin the word Coventrisieren meaning ‘annihilate, raze to the ground’.

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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