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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (18th January
On the Russian Front...
Soviet Leningrad Front and Volkhov Front make contact south of Lake Ladoga. The German siege of
Leningrad is consequently broken, with a new narrow corridor south of Lake Ladoga
connecting the city to the rest of the Soviet Union
Churchill returns from Africa
RN destroyers bombard Curzola overnight
The German 10th Army moves the
29th Panzer-Grenadier Division and 90th Panzer-Grenadier Division to
reinforce the Gustav Line along the Garigliano River
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Shoyu Maru is sunk by USN submarine Bowfin
Japanese vessel Yoshida Maru sunk by USN submarine Flasher
West African 81st Infantry Division begins advancing southward down the Kaladan valley
Indian 89th Infantry Brigade attack around Letwedet east of the Mayu Range and west of the Kalapanzin River
Today's Air Raids...
Metkovic and Ploca, Yugoslavia by US 12th Air Force
Piombino and roads and railways in Southern Italy by US 12th Air Force Pisa and roads and railways in Northern Italy by US 15th Air Force
Tarawa Atoll by Japanese aircraft
Mille Atoll and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force, sinking 1 vessel at Jaluit Atoll
Hansa Bay, Madang, Bogadjim, and military targets in New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul, New Britain by US 13th Air Force and US AirSols
Laha, Ceram Island by US 5th Air Force
Kyaukchaw, Burma by the RAF
Meiktila, Kyaukchaw, Sawnghka, and Shaduzup, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
TV Footie with Missus
Twitter Followers = 1,701 (no change)
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With some staff stability established at the Weekend Job, things are going very smoothly there just now, which means I can happily just do it and bog off again! Meanwhile Daughter got in a huff with Missus because she dared sing the praises of Son. I cannot help a dark satisfaction of "not just me then" that Son has also had enough of Daughter's attitude.
Life is in a wonderful "just do it" groove at the moment. My understanding and benign circumstances has reached a point where my consciousness can just sit back and experience the movie. I am savouring the blissful contentment within myself, embracing uncertainty and the challenges and truly living in every sense. All things pass, so I am treasuring each precious moment.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you clear about who you are, what you're doing and where you're going?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Wet start, with rain heavy at times
Rain will ease by mid-morning, but it will be continually damp and drizzly thereafter.
A brisk south-easterly wind will blow throughout
Max Temp = 6 degC
Min Temp = 3 degC
Sunrise at 08:14
Sunset at 16:21
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
What's the difference between a mugger and a voyeur? A mugger snatches watches. : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Mock The Week - Things You Won't Hear On A Gardening Programme
Some women in Ancient Rome drank turpentine (which is poisonous) because it made their urine smell like roses.
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