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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. 16th November, 1940 : The RAF creates a special unarmed Spitfire unit equipped with … 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. 1st November, 1940 : The Battle of Britain continues. Since Adlertag (13 August) 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. 30th August, 1940 : Renewed German air offensive against RAF operational command centres 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. 25th August, 1940 : In a night retaliatory raid RAF aircraft bomb Berlin. Hermann … 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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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 June, 1940 : In the morning Guderian crosses the heights of Champagne and … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 3rd March, 1928 : British forces are taking measures to counter a huge raid by 20,000 Wahabi religious tribesmen aimed at Kuwait and the Iraq frontier. These marauders, mounted on camels, are sweeping across … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th June, 1936 : Four RAF planes went into action machine gunning a group of 70 Palestinian Arabs who had ambushed British troops. They made sorties at low level against the marauders. Three were … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)     19th May, 1943 : Speaking with easy familiarity and bubbling with confidence, Mr Churchill delivered another historic speech at a joint session of the United States Congress in Washington tonight. While … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th August, 1936 : The Anglo-Egyptian treaty signed today by Anthony Eden and Nahas Pasha, the Prime Minister, end the British protectorate over Egypt and secures for Britain control over the Suez Canal for … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st June, 1936 : Four RAF planes went into action today machine-gunning a group of 70 Palestinian Arabs who had ambushed British troops. They made sorties at low level against marauders. Three were hit … Continue reading

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october memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st October, 1919 : The tide in Russia has turned in favour of the Bolsheviks and Trotsky’s Red Army. After nearly two years of civil war and foreign intervention, the Reds are poise to … Continue reading

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