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

25th May, 1941 : The Germans now really go over to the offensive. Their objectives are Alikianou, from which they can advance and cut the main road to the island south of Suda Bay, Galatas, south-west of Canea, and the village of Carceni, near Galatas. In the evening they take the position at Galatas, despite British counter-attack with the bayonet; they lose it for a while but re-take it after savage fighting. Inland they fail to reach their objective at Alikianou, tenaciously defended by the Greek 8 th Regiment.

King George of the Hellenes and his ministers escape from Crete to Egypt.

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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