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

25th August, 1941 : British and Soviet troops enter Iran. The British and Soviet ambassadors in Tehran present an ultimatum to the Iranian government, requiring them to accept the ‘protection’ of the Allies. In concerted movements Soviet troops, from the north, make directly for the capital, while the British, coming up from the Persian Gulf and Iraq, occupy the Abadan oilfields. Shah Reza Pahlavi protests against Allies aggression. Among other things, this action has the effect of reinforcing Turkish determination to remain neutral.

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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