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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 November, 1940 : Important talks begin in Berchtesgaden, where Hitler receives the 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. 16th November, 1940 : The RAF creates a special unarmed Spitfire unit equipped with … 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. 14th November, 1940 :  During the night 449 German aircraft carry out a ‘carpet … 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. 11th November, 1940 : Fleet Air Arm attacks Taranto. At 10.40 a.m. torpedoes from … 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. 8th November, 1940 : The Italian headquarters is forced to give the order 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. 4th November, 1940 : The Greeks counter-attack, threatening to turn the whole Italian line, … Continue reading

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Africa libre!

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Recently, travelling around and listening to a car radio with one ear I heard that WHO (World Health Organisation) is predicting 3 million people are about to starve to death shortly in some … 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. 1st November, 1940 : The Battle of Britain continues. Since Adlertag (13 August) 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. 31st October, 1940 : The Italian supreme command announces: ‘Our units continue to advance … 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 October, 1940 : The ultimatum to Greece is prepared for the Italian minister … 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 October, 1940 : Malcolm MacDonald, Minister of Health, announces that 489,000 children have … 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. 15th October, 1940 : Mussolini calls a meeting at Palazzo Venezia to discuss 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. 12th October, 1940 : Mussolini learns that Hitler has occupied the Rumanian oil wells … 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. 11th October, 1940 : Marshal Pétain says ‘France must free herself from all so-called … 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 October, 1940 : German troops enter Rumania to restructure Rumanian armed forces. Rumanian … 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. 4th October, 1940 : Hitler and Mussolini meet at Brenero on the Brenner Pass. … 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 October, 1940 : The ships of Force M which took part in 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. 30th September, 1940 : Since the start of the air offensive over London on … 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 September, 1940 : Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan signed in Berlin. … 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. 23rd September, 1940 : King George VI broadcasts to the British people. The George … Continue reading

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