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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, … 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 September, 1941 :Violent shelling and bombing of Leningrad. Delayed action mines are also … 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 September, 1941 : The Finns capture Beloostrov, the frontier station 20 miles 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. 30th August, 1941 : In the northern sector the Germans capture Mga cutting 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. 29th August, 1941 : The Finns recapture Viipuri, which they had to cede 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. 21st August, 1941 : Hitler revises the instructions given in Directive No 34 of … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)  13th September, 1941 : The most intense fighting is taking place round Leningrad where Field Marshal von Leeb has thrown the entire weight of his forces against the city defenders. The fighting is taking … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th November, 1928 : Hundreds of supporters of Leon Trotsky have been arrested and exiled in the Soviet Union as Josef Stalin tightens his grip on the country. The moves came after the Trotskyists … Continue reading

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