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

30th April, 1941 : Rommel stages another big assault on Tobruk. The attack opens with a heavy aerial and artillery bombardment, followed up by thrusts by tanks and infantry in the western sector of the defence line. The British retaliate with incessant, violent and intensive artillery fire, but at the end of the day the attacking troops have succeeded in forming a salient some two miles deep in the defences of the western sector.

UK civilian casualties in April, 6,065 killed, 6,926 injured.

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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