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

14th November, 1941 : The Germans line up for the second phase of the battle for Moscow, but they are running short of equipment. Guderian has to transform one of his armoured corps, whose establishment calls for 350 tanks into a ‘brigade’ of barely 50 effective tanks.

A terrible fire breaks out in the engine room of the Ark Royal, putting the pumps out of action, At about 6 o’clock the ship sinks.

British air raids on Catania, Brindisi and Acireale cause casualties and damage.

The USA orders evacuation of their marines from Shanghai,Peking and Tientsin.

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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