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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 June, 1941 : The Germans make spectacular progress. In Army Group North’s sector … 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 June, 1941 : German aircraft bomb the British troops retiring from Halfaya Pass. … 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 June, 1941 : The start of Operation Battleaxe in Cyrenaica – the operation … 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 June, 1941 : TASS news agency denies rumours of growing tensions between Germany … 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. 12thJune, 1941 : The port of Assab in southern Eritrea is occupied by an … 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 June, 1941 : Imperial and Free French forces enter Syria and Lebanon 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. 6th June, 1941 : Law is passed in the United States permitting 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. 4th June, 1941 : Crete -the balance-sheet of the bloody fighting can now 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. 1st June, 1941 :The battle of Crete is virtually over, though the last embarkation … 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 May, 1941 : A report by the Italian Supreme Command considers an 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. 26th May, 1941 : Seeing how the situation has deteriorated, Freyberg tells Wavell 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, 1941 : The Germans now really go over to the offensive. Their … 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. 23th May, 1941 : Hurricane aircraft equipped with supplementary fuel tanks attack Maleme airfield. … 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. 21st May, 1941 : British reconnaissance aircraft sight the two German ships 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. 17th May, 1941 : German preparations for the attack on Crete are completed 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. 15th May, 1941 : In accordance with Hitler’s directive the Germans begin a series … 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 May, 1941 : A convoy, code-named Tiger, of freighters carrying 238 tanks 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. 10th May, 1941 :Rudolf Hess, deputy leader of the Nazi Party, flies to Britain. … 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 May, 1941 : General Freyberg appointed C-in-C Allied forces in Crete. He tells … 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 can … Continue reading

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