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

29th December, 1941 : Japanese pressure in Luzon is stronger than ever. For the first time Japanese aircraft attack the fortified island of Corregidor, south of the Bataan peninsula, to which the US headquarters has been transferred.

XII Brigade of the 11th Indian Division has to withdraw from its position at Kampar and retire to Bidor.

The Indian garrison withdrawing from Kuching reaches Sanggau in Dutch Borneo, and is placed under Dutch command.

British pressure forces the Japanese back from Bokpyin into Thailand.

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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