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

27th June, 1941 : Von Bock’s Army Group Centre, pressing far on beyond Brest-Litovsk, traps huge enemy forces in a pincer movement in the sector between Bialystok and Novgorod. Von Runstedt’s Army Group South, with Kleist’s I Panzergruppe, breaks through between the Carpathians and the Pripet marshes in the direction of Kiev and Vinnitsa. Russian resistance is dogged and sometimes brilliant.

General Mannerheim, Finland’s national hero, issues a proclamation to the Finnish people calling on them to play their part in the “holy war” against the Russians.

Hungary declares war on the Soviet Union.

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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