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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. 28 April, 1941 : Some 43,000 British and Poles of the expeditionary force re-embark … 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. 24th April, 1941 : The Germans launch attacks against the British lines at Thermopylai. … 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 April, 1941 : The SS Adolf Hitler Division takes Ioannina, on the flank … 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 April, 1941 : The German XVIII Army (mountain troops) forces the passage of … 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. 9th April, 1941 : With their line turned in the west by the 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. 6th April, 1941 : Germans invade Yugoslavia and Greece. ‘Axis forces are on 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. 13th March, 1941 : Fierce fighting continues between the attacking Italians and the defending … 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 March, 1941 : The first contingents of the British expeditionary force to Greece … 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 March, 1941 : Mussolini arrives in Albania to inspect the troops fighting there. … 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 February, 1941 : The Greek Premier Korizis formally accepts the assistance offered 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. 19th February, 1941 : Consultations at Cairo between the British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, … 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 January, 1941 : The Italian Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano, arrives on the Greek … 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 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. 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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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. 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. 17th August, 1940 : The Germans withdraw the Stukas from their attacking force since … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th August, 1974 : Turkish tanks rumbled into the Greek Cypriot port of Famagusta today to link up with Turkish Cypriot fighters. The Turkish Air Force supported the invasion with napalm and high … Continue reading

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