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

24th April, 1941 : The Germans launch attacks against the British lines at Thermopylai. The British have been reinforced by Greek detachments who refuse to surrender. The German victory is rapid and complete.

German parachutists occupy the islands of Limnos, Thasos and Samothrace in the north-eastern Aegean.

The Italian 9th Army takes the Perati bridge and joins up with the German forces.

Bulgaria invades Greek territory.

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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