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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 January, 1941 : British and Imperial forces continue to advance from Bardia 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. 5th January, 1941 : Bardia falls to the British, despite staunch resistance from 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. 3rd January, 1941 : The British, reinforced by the 6th Australian Division (replacing 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. 2nd January, 1941 : British naval and air bombardment of Bardia, the Italian strongpoint … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th September, 1922 : The 39-year-old Berber leader, Abdel Krim, who annihilated the Spanish garrison in northern Morocco and captured vast quantities of arms, has announced that he is establishing an independent republic in … Continue reading

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