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

brit_clmn_na7th January, 1941 : British and Imperial forces continue to advance from Bardia to Tobruk. The first contingents make contact with the defences in the eastern sector of Tobruk. The fall of Bardia has reduced the number of troops available to the Italian Commander-in-Chief, General Graziani, by more than half. For the defence of Tobruk he can call on no more than 25,000 men, 220 guns and some 70-odd medium and light tanks. West of Tobruk the Sabratha division is at Derna, the 17th Regiment at Benghazi and an armoured group at Mechili.

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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