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

13th December, 1940 : Hitler issues his directive ‘Marita’ providing for the despatch of 24 divisions to Balkans. German troops begin moving through Hungary to Rumania.

Pierre Laval, Vice-President of the Vichy government and champion of a more powerful collaboration with the Germans, is arrested on Petain’s orders two days before Napoleon’s son’s ashes are returned to France by the Germans.

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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