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

2nd March, 1941 : Mussolini arrives in Albania to inspect the troops fighting there.

In preparation for an attack on Greece, troops of the German 12th Army begin to cross the Danube into Bulgaria. Under the command of General von List, the 12th Army is made up of five army corps (IV,XI,XIV,XVIII and XXX); the 1st armoured group, consisting of three divisions (5th, 9th and 11th; under von Kleist; the 2nd armoured division, attached to XI corps; and 8th Airborne Corps commanded by General Wolfram von Richthofen.

Germans admit their occupation of Bulgaria.

The British mission returns from Ankara to Athens. The talks in Turkey have not achieved an anti-Axis coalition.

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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