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

9th April, 1941 : With their line turned in the west by the German 2nd Armoured Division, which entered Greece from Yugoslavia and took Thessaloniki the previous night, the Greek army of the the Vardar or Axios (a river that flows into Greece from Yugoslavia and reaches the sea at Thessaloniki), commanded by General Bakopoulos, is forced, with the authority of the supreme command, to surrender. Seventy thousand men are taken prisoner. Fifteen German divisions push on towards the Aegean, where they come up against the rest of the Greek forces and the British expeditionary force.

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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