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 the line from Rzhev to Vyzama and advances on Mozhaysk, only 50 miles from Moscow. The German attack is halted by the heroic resistance out up by the Russians, but six days later the Germans surround the town, advancing south towards Kaluga.

In the southern sector the I Panzergruppe (von Kleist) crosses the Dniepr and the Samara and reaches Berdyansk, surrounding the Soviet 9th and 18th Armies. Over 100,000 Russians are taken prisoners.

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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