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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (5th February
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 13th Army and 60th Army capture Lutsk and Rovno
Soviet 46th Army captures Apostolovo
German 6th Army requests permission to withdraw from Krivoi Rog and Nikopol
In Northern Europe...
RAF Bomber Command sends 46 aircraft on special operations with supplies and
agents for Resistance forces overnight
In the English Channel...
RN destroyers attack German vessels off Brittany - Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-156 is heavily damaged then sunk by RAF aircraft
US II Corps attacking around Cassino
German 14th Army launches probing attacks on the Anzio beachhead
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Taishin Maru is sunk by USN submarine Flasher
Japanese vessel Fatsumi Maru is sunk by US 5th Air Force aircraft in the Bismarck Sea
Japanese gunboat Rozan Maru, and vessels Lushan Maru and Seikyo Maru are sunk by US 14th Air Force aircraft in the South China Sea
US forces mop up remaining Japanese resistance on the minor islands of Kwajalein Atoll
USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies for guerillas on Panay Island and evacuates some personnel
British 16th LRP Brigade (Chindits) begins long-range penetration operations, crossing into Burma and marching toward Hkalak Ga
Japanese Sakurai Column completes crossing of the Kalapanzin behind Indian 5th and 7th Infantry Divisions in the Arakan
In the Indian Ocean...
Japanese vessel No. 2 Koryu Maru sunk by RN submarine Stonehenge
Today's Air Raids...
Berlin by RAF Bomber Command
V-Weapons Sites, Northern France by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force and US 9th Air Force
Northern France on German airfields by US 8th Air Force
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Comand
Terni and military targets in Italy by US 12th Air Force
Kwajelein Atoll and Eniwetok Atoll by USN aircraft from Task Force 58
Mille Atoll and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Hansa Bay, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul, New Britain by US 13th Air Force and US AirSols
Cape Hoskins and Gasmata, New Britain by US 5th Air Force
Taung Bazaar, Burma Fighter sweeps by Japanese aircraft
Burma military targets by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With my book complete, there are just some minor tweaks to do before marketing it next week. Generally getting my stuff "out there" is dominating my thoughts at the moment. It's important that I stay grounded at this time and focus on one task at a time. I will be keeping my thoughts and attention on the tightest possible leash.
My run of early waking continues - I don't seem to be suffering too much as a result, but I may use my me time today for a deep meditation or catchup sleep. I'm not overly anxious at this time and happy to let my body clock rebalance itself in due course.
Life in general is certainly full! I'm not short of things to do, and it's just a case of keeping my head as I navigate through this journey into uncertainty that I have chosen for myself.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is what you're doing taking your forward?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Damp overcast start
Rain arriving by mid morning, increasingly heavy and persistent until midnight
Rain very slowly petering out overnight
A moderate south-easterly will strengthen to a peak at noon then swing to a consistently strong south-westerly
Max Temp = 6 degC
Min Temp = 4 degC
Sunrise at 07:47
Sunset at 16:46
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Today a fire at the sperm bank caused a premature evacuation : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Whicker Rap
In 1979, in what has become known as the “Twinkie Defense,” Daniel
White said he killed San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk
because he ate too much junk food, such as Twinkies, candy bars, and
cupcakes, which caused a chemical imbalance in his brain. He was
still convicted and, in 1981, Congress outlawed the “Twinkie
9. ZEN WISDOM
The two wheels that carry dialogue forward are a belief that the other person possesses goodness within, and a spirit of unflagging determination to
tap and draw out that goodness.