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THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (17th December 1942)
the Russian Front... Operation Little Saturn: Soviet Voronezh Front and Southwest Front attacking
Italian 8th Army north of Stalingrad
Operation Winter Storm: German Group Hoth continues attacking toward Stalingrad
The Volga River freezes at Stalingrad, allowing easy Russian transport across it.
Luftwaffe aircraft transport approximately 145 tons of supplies to German 6th
Army in Stalingrad pocket
In the Black Sea... Soviet submarine M-31 vanishes, assumed sunk by a mine
In London... Churchill's deputy Anthony Eden informs House of Commons that the Third Reich is conducting mass murder of
In the Mediterranean... Italian destroyer Aviere sunk by RN submarine Splendid
In Libya... New Zealand 2nd Infantry Division, led by British 4th Light Armored Brigade,
advance toward Nofilia, whilst the Afrika Korps regroup around Buerat.
In the Atlantic... RN destroyer Firedrake sunk by U-211
French vessel Poitou sunk by U-432
In the Pacific... American forces occupy Mount Austen on Guadalcanal
Japanese vessel Bandoeng Maru sunk by USN submarine Grouper
Japanese forces establish base at Cape Gloucester on New Britain
USN submarine Drum conducts minelaying operations off Japanese coast
In Burma... Indian 14th Infantry Division patrols enter Buthidaung and Maungdaw in the
Todays Air Raids...
Germany Various small towns by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea Minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Tunisia Multiple targets by US 12th Air Force
Kiska Island by US 11th Air Force
Buna, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Lashio, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Housework in the morning. Meditation and client prep in the afternoon. Client after supper, then missus time thereafter.
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Yesterday felt like loose ends were successfully tied up, and I am fresh and prepared for the last normal week before Christmas.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you fully in control of your own personal life?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cloudy with occasional light showers in the morning
Dry and cloudy in the afternoon.
Showers, possibly heavy, return early evening but clear by mid-evening
Dry, cloudy and foggy overnight
Wind will be light and south-westerly, veering north-westerly in the evening.
Max Temp = 6 degC
Min Temp = 4 degC
Sunrise at 08:21
Sunset at 15:46
Jetstream: South of England and westerly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
WARNING: The consumption of beer may make you think you are whispering when you are not! : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Sean Lock on sex with Madonna
Comedy as a performance art was first documented as taking place at the feasts and fertility rites of the Greek god Dionysus in the 5th Century BC.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa