Tag Archives: Molotov

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 August, 1940 : Adolf Hitler issues his top secret Directive No 17, which … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

april memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th April, 1952 : French forces yesterday moved decisively to smash the Viet Minh resistance base 75 miles to the north-west of Saigon. Six thousand men were involved in a two-pronged attack into heavily … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Military | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

april memories / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th April, 1954 : The wife of the defecting Soviet Embassy official, Vladimir Petrov, will stay in Australia. Mrs Evdokia Petrov decided to accept political asylum today rather than fly on to the Soviet … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Communism, History, Labour Party, Socialism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

april memories / 06

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th April, 1951 : Judge Irving R Kaufman yesterday condemned Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to the electric chair and told them their crime was “worse than murder”. They still protest their innocence. The death … Continue reading

Posted in America, Communism, History | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

history III

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 3rd July, 1957 : Backed by the loyal Soviet military, Nikita Khrushchev has beaten off a challenge to his leadership and routed a so-called ‘anti-Party group’. A stormy eight-day meeting of the policy making … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment