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 from Moscow. In the central sector the Germans take Kaluga, some 100 miles south-west of Moscow, an important rail centre on the Moscow-Kiev line. The Germans begin the liquidation of the Soviet troops cut off in the Wyazma and Bryansk pockets. The bulk of Timoshenko’s forces are wiped out; about 660,000 men are taken prisoner.

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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