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

1st February, 1941 : The Italians abandon the Benghazi area. The Italian government is forced to ask officially for German reinforcements for the North African campaign.

First thing in the morning General O’Connor, commander of the British troops operating in Libya, sends Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith to General Wavell’s headquarters in Cairo to get his authority to cut the route of the Italian troops retreating into Tripolitania.

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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