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

12th July, 1941 : Moscow is raided by the Luftwaffe for the first time. Germans claim to be ‘before Kiev'; fall of Kiev, and also of Leningrad, said to be imminent.

Following a proposal sent to Stalin by Churchill two days before, a pact of mutual assistance is signed between Great Britain and the USSR. Both sides undertake not to sign a separate peace.

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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