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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. 11th July, 1940 : Marshal Pétain is declared ‘Chief of French State’, and 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. 10th July, 1940 : First large scale attack on the United Kingdom. 70 German … 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. 21st June, 1940 : Hitler receives the French plenipotentiaries at Réthondes in the same … 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. 19th June, 1940 : Brest and Nantes fall to the Germans, and so too, … 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 June, 1940 : The German war machine seemingly invincible, Reynaud decides to sue … 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 June, 1940 : For the last time Churchill meets Reynauld, who still supports … 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 June, 1940 : In the morning Guderian crosses the heights of Champagne and … 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 June, 1940 : The Germans cross the Seine as the French retire 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. 5th June, 1940 : At last the ‘Battle of France’ begins. The Germans unleash … 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. 17th May, 1940 : Instead of continuing his advance on Paris, General Guderian turns … 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 May, 1940 : Capitulation of the Dutch Army is signed. German 6th Armoured … Continue reading

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Comédie Française*

. . . from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Canada, France – pretty, vacuous boys are taken seriously by majority of those who bothers to vote. */ The French national theatre (used for both comedy and tragedy), founded in … 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 April, 1940 : Hitler tells General Keitel, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st December, 1958 : General Charles de Gaulle, France’s Prime Minister was today elected the first President of the Fifth Republic by a huge majority. His support was especially strong in French overseas possessions, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th January, 1951 : All is quiet today in Hanoi. After the fierce fighting of the last four days, the Viet Minh guerrillas have been forced to retreat, leaving behind them 500 prisoners and … Continue reading

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Medial Jihad enablers

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Saturday morning after this month Friday the thirteenth I turned on a TV set to watch the Spanish Telediario and found that SBS (the Australian taxpayers funded Special Broadcasting Service, a.k.a. Socialist … Continue reading

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Silence and surprise

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Left media ignored it, and a few semi-conservative commentators tut-tutted when the Turks booed and declaimed Allahu Akbar during what was supposed to be a minute of silence for the victims of … Continue reading

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Jihad enablers

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I do not mean only the obvious ones, like Obama, Merkel, Hollande, Turnbull etc, who, after all, were more or less democratically elected; nor the main stream media and the academe. With … Continue reading

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Champagne haram

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I’m not sure. Perhaps Charlie Hebdo is making fun of the fellow denizens of France, hell-bent on proving that the collaborationist reputation France acquired during WW II is not entirely baseless. Alternatively, and … Continue reading

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