Monthly Archives: October 2018

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 31st October, 1941 : The Luftwaffe carries out at least 45 air raids on … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 30th October, 1941 : Southern sector: the siege of the fortress of Sevastopol begins. … Continue reading

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“Yet Here, Laertes!…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)   (From “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”) Yet here, Laertes! Aboard, aboard, for The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail, And you are stay’d for. There, … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 27th October, 1941 : Southern sector: after ten days of fierce fighting the German … Continue reading

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Silence

…from the quills of the dead white poets Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) There are some qualities- some incorporate things, That have a double life, which thus is made A type of that twin entity which springs From matter … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 20th October, 1941 : Pressure on Moscow continues without respite. The Germans advance to … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 18th October, 1941 :Mozhaysk, east of Moscow, one of the key points in the … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 16th October, 1941 : In the souther sector German and Rumanian troops capture Odessa … Continue reading

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“I’m Hamlet Now…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets Alexandr Alexandrovich Blok (1880 – 1921) I’m Hamlet now. Freezes blood, When the perfidy waves laces, While love is first – and lives in heart For her – the one in times … Continue reading

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…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Soros’ Christmas Dream

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 13th October, 1941 : Russians evacuate Vyazma. Luftwaffe makes violent raids on railway communications … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 12th October, 1941 : Bryansk evacuated by Russians. Women and children start being moved … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 8th October, 1941 : In the southern sector the Germans reach Mariupol on the … Continue reading

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Monte Cassino

…from the quills of the dead white poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) Terra Di Lavoro Beautiful valley! through whose verdant meads Unheard the Garigliano glides along;– The Liris, nurse of rushes and of reeds, The river taciturn of … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 6th October, 1941 : Germans launch two-pronged assault against Moscow. German armour breaks through … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 3rd October, 1941 : Hitler announces that Russia ‘has already been broken and will … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 2nd October, 1941 : Operation Taifun (Typhoon), the attack on Moscow, begins. The right … Continue reading

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