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

19th January, 1941 : The Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Sudan, Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt, opens an offensive against the Italian forces in Eritrea. He has under his command two divisions, the 4th and 5th Indian Divisions under Generals Beresford-Pierse and Heath, together with the Sudan Defence Force. The Italian troops in Eritrea, mostly concentrated in the area of Kassala and at the border strong-points, number about 17,000 men, with light tanks and artillery, under the command of General Trusci.

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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