“I Often Shiver With Cold”

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Osip Mandelshtam 1891 -1938

I often shiver with cold –

I want to be mute as a thing!

There is, in the skies, dancing gold

Sending me commands to sing!

Singer, be sad and upset,

Love, and remember, and call,

Catch, from a dark planet sent,

Light and magnificent ball.

That’s a true link, I believe,

With the mysterious worlds!

What an oppressive grief,

What a misfortune holds!

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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 September, 1941 : Following the attack on the destroyer Greer on 4 franklin-delano-rooseveltSeptember, President Roosevelt gives the order ‘Shoot first!’ to all ships patrolling the security zone. In effect, President Roosevelt is ordering the American Navy to attack any ships that threatens the free passage of US merchant ships ans ships with US escorts.

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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 September, 1941 : The situation in Leningrad is desperate. The daily bread ration, fixed on 2 September at 21 oz for workmen, 12 oz for clerical workers and 10 ½ oz for all others, including children, is reduced by further 1 ¾ oz. The bread is made out of everything – rye, chaff, flax, soya, malt. People conceal their dead so that they can use their ration cards. There is no lighting, no heating. People are beginning to die of cold and starvation.

Voroshilov goes into the front line in the hope of finding a hero’s death in the field. Then Zhukov arrives to save the city from chaos, and in the course of three days he completely reorganises the defences. The Germans are convinced they can starve the city into submission; but Hitler does not want it to surrender – he does not want to be burdened with the task of maintaining this enormous mass of people.

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Sport today

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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 September, 1941 : The combined forces of the Army Group Centre and South converge on Kiev, where they meet with determined Russian resistance. Von Kleist’s armoured group crosses the Dniepr, and so does Guderian’s, which reaches Konotop.

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Carry On!

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Robert William Service (1874 – 1958)

 

It’s easy to fight when everything’s right,

And you’re mad with thrill and the glory;

It’s easy to cheer when victory’s near,

And wallow in fields that are gory.

It’s a different song when everything’s wrong,

When you’re feeling infernally mortal;

When it’s ten against one, and hope there is none,

Buck up, little soldier, and chortle:

Carry on! Carry on!

There isn’t much punch in your blow.

You are glaring and staring and hitting out blind;

You are muddy and bloody, but never you mind.

Carry on! Carry on!

You haven’t the ghost of a show.

It’s looking like death, but while you’ve a breath,

Carry on, my son! Carry on!

And so in the strife of the battle of life

It’s easy to fight when you’re winning;

It’s easy to slave, and starve and be brave,

When the dawn of success is beginning.

But the man who can meet despair and defeat

With a cheer, there’s the man of God’s choosing;

The man who can fight to Heaven’s own height

Is the man who can fight when he’s losing.

Carry on! Carry on!

Thing never were looming so black.

But show that you haven’t a cowardly streak,

And though you’re unlucky you never are weak.

Carry on! Carry on!

Brace up for another attack.

It’s looking like hell, but – you never tell.

Carry on, old man! Carry on!

There are some who drift out in the desert of doubt

And some who in brutishness wallow;

There are others, I know, who in piety go

Because of a Heaven to follow.

But to labor with zest, and to give of your best,

For the sweetness and joy of the giving;

To help folks along with a hand and a song;

Why, there’s the real sunshine of living.

Carry on! Carry on!

Fight the good fight and true;

Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer;

There’s big work to do, and that’s why you are here.

Carry on! Carry on!

Let the world be the better for you;

And at last when you die, let this be your cry!

Carry on, my soul! Carry on!

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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 September, 1941 : The Finns cut the Leningrad-Murmunsk railway line at Lodeinoe Pole and threaten Petrozavodsk on Lake Onegin. USSR Supreme Council decrees removal of entire population (some 600,000) of the German Volga Republic to Asiatic Russia as a precaution against possible sabotage and wrecking.

Serious disturbances reported in Paris, leading to arrest of some 120 Jewish hostages.

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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 September, 1941 :Violent shelling and bombing of Leningrad. Delayed action mines are also dropped and cause many deaths, but the greatest problem for the defenders is how to feed three million people.

The US merchant ship Steel Seafarer is sunk by German aircraft in the Gulf of Suez.

Heaviest air raid on Berlin to date. Two-hour attack by strong RAF bomber force, including four-engined Stirlings and Halifaxes. Attack was made on anniversary of the first German mass attack on London.

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Australian stupor

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Ours is a country which exports coal and natural gas; and yet its politicians blindly obey directives of the global socialist mafia. We have no excuse but congenital stupidity– we vote for them.

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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 September, 1941 : Gurkha and Scottish troops arrive in Malaya to strengthen defences.

The US destroyer Greer reports that she has been attacked by a German submarine 175 miles south-west of the Icelandic coast.

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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 September, 1941 : The Finns capture Beloostrov, the frontier station 20 miles from Leningrad, but are driven out again next day. In any case, for political reasons, they do not wish to advance beyond the borders of eastern Karelia, the area they had to cede to the Russians the previous year. The Germans now begin the shelling of Leningrad. Von Leeb’s troops threaten the city directly, and a long, hard siege begins.

General Jodl visits General Mannerheim and tries to persuade him to continue his offensive, but the old general refuses.

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Legenda tajemné viny

…from the quills of the dead white poets

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Jas hodin mých budoucích ozářil chvíli tu v snech

a všemi svícemi lustrů rozkvetl v dní mých slavnostní sály;

tam prýštěla hudba mých budoucích jar a ztajených něh,

rtů, které mne opojí, jiskřil tam smích a mámil tam dech,

a zraky, v nichž čeká mne mlčení rozkoše, s touhou tam plály.

Však marně jsem kráčel, kde v závratných rytmech se třás

zpěv žití. Stín Někoho, jenž za mnou šel, přede mnou splýval;

šel ze sálu do sálu, kam vkročil, žeh světelný has‘,

zrcadla temněla, touha se zachvěla a hudby vítězný hlas

jak sražen v nejnižší oktávy úzkosti němé se slíval.

Ó duše má, odkud On přišel? A kolik staletí snad

mých předků dušemi procházel, než došel až ke mně?

Na kolik svatebních stolů jak ubrus koberec rekvií klad‘?

Na kolik růžových úsměvů dechl svůj podzemní chlad?

A v kolika lampách plamenem soli a líhu zesínal temně?

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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 August, 1941 : In the northern sector the Germans capture Mga cutting the last railway connection between Leningrad and the rest of the country.

In the central sector the Russians launch another ineffective counter-offensive north of Gomel. The armoured groups of Kleist and Guderian throw all their forces into the battle for Kiev, which is strenuously defended by Marshal Budenny’s troops.

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Hypocrisy of the Left

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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 August, 1941 : The Finns recapture Viipuri, which they had to cede to the Soviet Union after the earlier fighting. This brings them very close to Leningrad; but despite German insistence, they halt on their pre-war frontier – decision taken on political grounds. Only a few of their units enter Russian territory, pressing on as far as river Svir and Lake Oneg, thus cutting Russian communications between the White Sea and the Baltic.

In Yugoslavia General Milan Nedic allows himself to be nominated as head of a puppet government set up by the Germans in Serbia.

/ There is an interesting essay on the last invasion of Russia:

http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2018/07/ten-myths-operation-barbarossa/

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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.

28th August, 1941 : In the northern sector, the Germans complete their mopping-up operations in Estonia and continue their pressure on Leningrad. Russians destroy the great Zaporozhye dam on Dniepr to prevent the Germans benefiting from it.

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Future of Australia

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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 August, 1941 : In Iran a new government is formed and asks for an armistice with the Allies. The treaty, by which the British and Russians will station troops at strategic points in the country, but not in the capital, is signed the next day. The Allies’ purpose in occupying Iran is to protect themselves in advance against a possible pincer movement by the Germans through Egypt and Syria.

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The Answer

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

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A Rose, in tatters on the garden path,

Cried out to God and murmured ‘gainst His Wrath,

Because a sudden wind at twilight’s hush

Had snapped her stem alone of all the bush.

And God, Who hears both sun-dried dust and sun,

Had pity, whispering to that luckless one,

“Sister, in that thou sayest We did not well –

What voices heardst thou when thy petals fell?”

And the Rose answered, “In that evil hour

A voice said, `Father, wherefore falls the flower?

For lo, the very gossamers are still.’

And a voice answered, `Son, by Allah’s will!'”

Then softly as a rain-mist on the sward,

Came to the Rose the Answer of the Lord:

“Sister, before We smote the Dark in twain,

Ere yet the stars saw one another plain,

Time, Tide, and Space, We bound unto the task

That thou shouldst fall, and such an one should ask.”

Whereat the withered flower, all content,

Died as they die whose days are innocent;

While he who questioned why the flower fell

Caught hold of God and saved his soul from Hell.

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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 August, 1941 : British and Soviet troops enter Iran. The British and Soviet ambassadors in Tehran present an ultimatum to the Iranian government, requiring them to accept the ‘protection’ of the Allies. In concerted movements Soviet troops, from the north, make directly for the capital, while the British, coming up from the Persian Gulf and Iraq, occupy the Abadan oilfields. Shah Reza Pahlavi protests against Allies aggression. Among other things, this action has the effect of reinforcing Turkish determination to remain neutral.

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