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

4th June, 1941 : Crete -the balance-sheet of the bloody fighting can now be drawn up. The Allied forces have lost 16,583 men (8,200 British, 3,376 Australian and 2,996 New Zealand army personnel and 2,011 men of the Royal Navy). The Germans have lost 3,714 dead and missing and about 2,500 wounded.

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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