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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th January, 1978 : The Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan, today fired his Police Commissioner and disbanded the state’s police special branch after an inquiry found that the police had 3,000 secret files … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th January, 1948 :The Shah of Iran fled from his capital today, driven into exile by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini, who masterminded the downfall of the “Peacock Throne” from his own exile in Paris. … 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 January, 1941 : About 80 Stukas, taking off from bases in Sicily, attack … 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. 13th January, 1941 : Hitler ‘invites’ King Boris of Bulgaria to Germany. The Führer … 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. 10th January, 1941 : Just after dawn, off the island of Patelleria, two Italian … 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. 7th January, 1941 : British and Imperial forces continue to advance from Bardia 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. 5th January, 1941 : Bardia falls to the British, despite staunch resistance from general … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th January, 1948 : At 4.20 this morning, an hour chosen by Burmese astrologers as the most auspicious for birth of a new republic, the guns of the cruiser HMS Birmingham crashed out a … 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 January, 1941 : The British, reinforced by the 6th Australian Division (replacing 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. 2nd January, 1941 : British naval and air bombardment of Bardia, the Italian strongpoint … 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. 31st December, 1940 : Hitler issues a New Year proclamation to the Nazi Party: … 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. 29th December, 1940 : President Roosevelt broadcasts: “We must be the arsenal of 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. 27th December, 1940 : Nauru, an Australian Protectorate in the Pacific, is shelled by … 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. 26th December, 1940 : The Luftwaffe resumes the bombing of London after allowing 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. 25th December, 1940 : George VI broadcasts Christmas Day message: “The future will be … Continue reading

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Christmas greeting

 

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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. 23rd December, 1940 : Churchill broadcasts to the Italians: ‘One man and one man … 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 December, 1940 : Sidi Omar and Sollum fall into British hands. The situation … Continue reading

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Fake news?

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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 December, 1940 : Hitler issues his directive ‘Marita’ providing for the despatch of … Continue reading

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