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

28th May, 1941 : General Ringel, not realising how desperate a state the enemy is in, instead of moving all his troops to the south of the island where the British are assembling for evacuation, concentrates them in the north towards Retimo and Heraklion, ordering his mountain troops to support the attacks on those two places. The embarkation of the British begins under the cover of darkness and lasts until the night of 1-2 June. In the course of it the anti-aircraft cruiser Calcutta and the destroyers Greyhound, Hereward and Imperial are lost.

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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