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

2nd July, 1941 : In the Army Group North sector the IV Panzergruppe (Hoepner) concentrates on the right bank of Dvina and attacks the Russian fortification on the border with Latvia, successfully breaking through at Ostrov.

In the Army Group South sector the German 11th Army and the two Rumanian armies (3rd and 4th) come into action, considerably increasing the pressure on the Russians in Moldavia and in the direction of Vinnitsa.

Japan orders all its merchant ships in the Atlantic to return to home ports.

China breaks off relations with Axis powers.

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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