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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. 10th January, 1941 : Just after dawn, off the island of Patelleria, two Italian … 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. 31st August, 1940 : The ships composing ‘Force M’ sail from Scapa Flow, Britain’s … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd October, 1901: There was marked lack of ceremony when Britain’s first submarine was launched at Barrow today. The 63-foot Holland Class submarine carries torpedoes but, although the Americans have tested them, there is … Continue reading

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