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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 May, 1940 : The Belgian High Command tells the British and French that … 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 May, 1940 : The Germans take Boulogne. They now surround the Belgian army, … 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. 22nd May, 1940 : In Britain, Emergency Powers (Defence) Act passed, giving the government … 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. 18th May, 1942 : Chiang Kai-shek orders the Chinese 5th Army (already virtually … 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 May, 1940 : Instead of continuing his advance on Paris, General Guderian turns … 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. 15th May, 1940 : Capitulation of the Dutch Army is signed. German 6th 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. 6th May, 1941 : General Fryberg is told the details of Operation Merkur, 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. 4th May, 1941 : The attempt by General Rommel’s troops to take Tobruk … 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 May, 1940 : The Germans announce the surrender of 4,000 Norwegians in 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. 27th April, 1940 : Hitler tells General Keitel, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces 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. 24th April, 1940 : Norway – The Germans advance on all fronts. The British … 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. 20th April, 1941 : Hammered by Stukas, the British retire on Nauplia, Kalamata 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. 13th April, 1940 : Second battle of Narvik – seven German destroyers sunk. British … 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. 10th April, 1940 : Denmark accepts the German ultimatum. King Haakon of Norway repudiates … 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. 8th April, 1940 : The German ship Rio de Janeiro, converted into a … 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 April, 1940 : Churchill is appointed Chairman of the Ministerial Defence Committee and … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th February, 1945 : The Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – last night announced decisions of far-reaching importance to the future of the world. They have agreed on how Germany will be … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th June, 1940 : Japan’s Prime Minister Arita has declared that, while constructing a “new order” in East Asia and a “co-prosperity” sphere, Japan was paying serious attention to the development of the war … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th June, 1942 : According to a report from a Polish underground group, which has just reached Jewish leaders in London, over 700,000 Jews have been murdered by the Nazis in Poland alone. In … Continue reading

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Cavalry! Charge!

Ludwig von Gress We remember a few of them, such as the Charge of the Light Brigade at Crimea or the entirely mythical Polish cavalry charge against German tanks, as examples of foolishness, if not successful; and as the examples … Continue reading

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