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

18th April, 1941 : The German XVIII Army (mountain troops) forces the passage of the river Aliakmon against the resistance of the New Zealand 2nd Division; the Germans surround Mount Olympus and take the town of Larisa. The XL Motorised Corps completes the encircling operation, pressing on Florina and Trikkala. In this way a breach is opened between the left wing of the British expeditionary force and the right wing of the Greek forces. German troops pour through the gap.

The Greek Prime Minister Alexandros Korizis commits suicide.

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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