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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (30th August
In the Arctic...
U-639 sunk by Soviet submarine S-101
On the Russian Front...
Soviet West Front captures Yelnya, east of Smolensk.
The encircled German XXIX Korps breaks out to the west as Soviet South Front captures Taganrog, west of Rostov.
In the Mediterranean...
Egyptian vessel Nagwa sunk by U-596
In the Atlantic...
Free French submarine Rubis conducts minelaying operations in the Bay of Biscay
U-634 is sunk by Royal Navy escort vessels
In the Pacific..
Japanese vessel Taibun Maru sunk by USN submarine Halibut
A Battalion of US 25th Infantry Division advances toward Kokolope Bay on Vella Lavella Island.
Today's Air Raids...
Monchengladbach, Rheydt and Duisberg, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France RAF Fighter patrols
Eperlecques, France by US 8th Air Force
St. Omer, France by RAF Bomber Command
Aversa, Viterbo, and military targets, Italy by USAAF
Pula, Sardinia by USAAF
Kahili, Bougainville Island by US AirSols
China military targets by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 1 of the Weekend Job
Comedy night on TV with Missus
Twitter Followers = 1,667 (down 1)
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eliminated = 1
New Followers = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
The theme of accepting loss has been at the forefront of my mind in the last 24 hours, both my own and generally. All things pass, and I have been reminded that you cannot hold on to things. Now in middle-age, I am having to accept my body not doing things that it once did, and that, in time, more things will stop working!
One positive about losing options is that you focus more intently on what remains, and with some gratitude! I know that what remains will also pass, so it's important to make the most of them while they are under my stewardship.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What is your own attitude and advice on the subject of loss?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry, cloudy and mild.
Possibility of showers in the evening.
Turning clear and cool overnight
A moderate south-westerly wind will veer north-easterly in the evening.
Max Temp = 19 degC
Min Temp = 13 degC
Sunrise at 06:11
Sunset at 20:03
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
THE HISTORY OF GLUE is a great book - I couldn't put it down : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
8 out of 10 cats: Would you rather go to the Dentist's or throw a party?
The novel Dracula has never been out of print
9. ZEN WISDOM
Courage, strength and wisdom well up in those who consciously take on
everything as the protagonist and person responsible for achieving their
goals. Unlimited wisdom and ardent resolve arise from a sense of