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

13th April, 1941 : Rommel says he wants to follow up his advance at least to Mersa Matruh, regardless of what happens in the Tobruk sector. But from Berlin he is recommended to consolidate on a line at Sollum, on Libyan-Egyptian frontier, and it is emphasised that he should use any possible means to eliminate the resistance of the British garrison in Tobruk.

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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