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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 January, 1941 : About 80 Stukas, taking off from bases in Sicily, attack … 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 January, 1941 : Hitler ‘invites’ King Boris of Bulgaria to Germany. The Führer … 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 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. 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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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 December, 1940 : Hitler issues a New Year proclamation to the Nazi Party: … 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. 29th December, 1940 : President Roosevelt broadcasts: “We must be the arsenal of 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 December, 1940 : Nauru, an Australian Protectorate in the Pacific, is shelled by … 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. 26th December, 1940 : The Luftwaffe resumes the bombing of London after allowing 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. 25th December, 1940 : George VI broadcasts Christmas Day message: “The future will be … 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. 23rd December, 1940 : Churchill broadcasts to the Italians: ‘One man and one man … 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 December, 1940 : Sidi Omar and Sollum fall into British hands. The situation … 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 December, 1940 : Hitler issues his directive ‘Marita’ providing for the despatch of … 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. 11th December, 1940 : Sollum is heavily shelled by ships of the Royal Navy. … 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. 9th December, 1940 : Opening of first Western Desert Offensive. In Egypt 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. 5th December, 1940 : The Italians, faced with an increasingly serious situation, have brought … 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. 29th November, 1940 : Albanian front – Greeks make more advances after heavy fighting. … 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 November, 1940 : Slovakia signs the Tripartite Pact.

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