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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. 26th September, 1941 : The US naval command orders the protection of all ships … 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 September, 1941 : Gurkha and Scottish troops arrive in Malaya to strengthen defences. … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28st May, 1959 : Two monkeys have become the first animals to travel in space and return alive. The Jupiter missile nose cone, in which they journeyed 1,700 miles and soared 360 miles above … Continue reading

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Apples and camels

Ludwig von Gress I did not watch the last Romney / Obama debate and got the Obama’s silly national defense quip only second hand. Republican challenger Mitt Romney said that the Navy has fewer ships than it did in 1917 … Continue reading

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How not to win friends and still influence people

Ludwig von Gress The interest of the world Gleichschaltung media waxes and vanes; sometimes it is laziness, sometimes moon phases, sometimes ennui and sometimes a directive from the Socialist International. At the moment Damascus is approaching its Last Quarter, and … Continue reading

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may memories / 08

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)  8th May, 1942 : The Japanese Navy publicity department has some explaining to do . Yesterday, in reporting that the Imperial Navy had attacked combined British (actually Australian) and American fleet in the Coral … Continue reading

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