NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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

25th July, 1941 : Malta – During the night Italian assault vessel crews try to enter the harbour at Valleta with explosive punts and piloted torpedoes (‘pigs’). They are spotted before they can line up on their targets; of the 33 men engaged in the action , 15 are killed and 18 taken prisoner.

Japanese assets in UK and USA are frozen.

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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