NEWS FROM THE FRONT
No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.
4th May, 1941 : The attempt by General Rommel’s troops to take Tobruk can be considered to have failed. Following this second failure the Axis commanders consider a plan for reinforcement of their forces in North Africa, involving the expansion of the Italian and German forces to form an army of three army corps (two Italian and one German), with five armoured divisions (two Italian and one German), seven motorised divisions (Italian) and four non-motorized ‘occupation’ divisions (also Italian). For the Italians alone this project would require the transportation to Africa of 100,000 men, 14,000 trucks and 850 guns.