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

16th April, 1941 : The Germans occupy Sarajevo. The Italians take Antivari and Danilovgrad, while a landing party of the San Marco Regiment sizes the island of Krk.

At 2.20 p.m., off the Tunisian coast at the latitude of the Kerkenah shoals, a British destroyer flotilla attacks an Italian convoy of five ships with a destroyer escort. All the ships in the convoy and three of the escorting destroyers ( the Tarigo, Lampo and Baleno) are sunk. The British lose the destroyer Mohawk.

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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