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

5th August, 1941 : The Smolensk pocket is liquidated. According to German sources there were 700,000 Russians trapped there, and 310,000 have been taken prisoner. Russians admit the loss of nine divisions, 3,000 tanks and armoured cars and about 1,000 aircraft. The IV Luftflotte under General Löhr made a very substantial contribution to the operation.

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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