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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 May, 1941 : A convoy, code-named Tiger, of freighters carrying 238 tanks 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. 4th May, 1941 : The attempt by General Rommel’s troops to take Tobruk can … 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 May, 1941 :The situation at Tobruk remains unchanged; the British succeed in halting … 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 April, 1941 : Rommel stages another big assault on Tobruk. The attack opens … 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 April, 1941 : Rommel says he wants to follow up his advance at … 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 April, 1941 : Rommel launches a violent attack on Tobruk, using Italian Trento … 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. 14th February, 1941 : The first contingents of the Afrikakorps land at Tripoli, 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. 12th February, 1941 : General Rommel, Commander of the Afrikakorps, arrives in Rome. General … 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 February, 1941 : First Benghazi victory. Australian troops enter the city. More than … 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 February, 1941 : In Cyrenaica the British 4th Armoured Brigade and the armoured … 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 January, 1941 : Italian troops, in a bid to escape encirclement by 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. 24th January, 1941 : One of the first tank battles of the North African … Continue reading

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