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

7th September, 1941 :Violent shelling and bombing of Leningrad. Delayed action mines are also dropped and cause many deaths, but the greatest problem for the defenders is how to feed three million people.

The US merchant ship Steel Seafarer is sunk by German aircraft in the Gulf of Suez.

Heaviest air raid on Berlin to date. Two-hour attack by strong RAF bomber force, including four-engined Stirlings and Halifaxes. Attack was made on anniversary of the first German mass attack on London.

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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