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

1st August, 1941 : The Army Group Centre continues to attack the Soviet troops trapped in the Smolensk pocket. The Russians fight back with particular tenacity in the sector of Orsha and Vitebsk, west of Smolensk. In the same central sector, Soviet forces under Timoshenko suddenly unleash a powerful counter offensive at Gomel, south of Mogilev, against the bridgehead established by the right wing of the Army Group Centre on the left bank of Dniepr.

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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