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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (17th March
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front captures Dubno
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front reaches the Dniestr at Yampol
In Helsinki, Finland...
The Finnish government rejects the Soviet peace offer
In the Baltic...
The Kriegsmarine loses two U-Boats in separate training accidents
Bulgarian leaders conclude their meetings with Hitler
In the Mediterranean...
French destroyers attack a German convoy and sink Siebel ferries S-273 and S-274
Dutch vessel Dempo is sunk by U-371 with the loss of approximately 500 US troops. The U-Boat also sinks US vessel Maiden Creek
The New Zealand Corps continues to fight its way into Cassino
In the Atlantic...
U-801 is sunk by USN aircraft and warships
In the Pacific...
Japanese 17th Army attacks US Empress Augusta Bay beachhead on Bougainville Island. Offshore, USN PT-283 is accidentally sunk by friendly fire.
US Task Force Brewer continues clearing Los Negros Island
US 2nd Cavalry Brigade captures Lorengau airfield on Manus Island
In a Japanese army reorganization, Japanese 7th Area Army is activated under Southern Army to control 16th Army, 25th Army, 29th Army, and Borneo Garrison Army
Today's Air Raids...
Vienna, Austria by US 15th Army
Cologne, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
France on Luftwaffe airfields by US 8th Air Force
Criel-Sur-Mer, France by US 9th Air Force
Northern France V-weapons sites and other military targets by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Jaluit Atoll and Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Wewak, Madang, and Alexishafen, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Surabaya, Java by US 5th Air Force
Burma military targets by US 10th Air Force
Imphal, India by Japanese aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
the albeit productive distractions of last week, in which by
trial-and-error I learned new animation techniques, I intend this week
to see a restoration of balance, where suitable attention is given to
all areas, from Son and Missus to the garden. This will require purposes
taking priority over preferences!
importantly, I intend to make significant progress in the discipline of
Mindfulness, towards by goal of the absence of superfluous thought,
making this character rise above mere functionality to high
effectiveness. The key to this is simple in theory - just follow your
breaths. However, keeping focus on them is a challenge! My latest tactic
is to imagine the air as a sedative that suppresses thought but leaves
intuition and the senses unaffected. We'll see how I get on!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you in full control of your mind
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout
A moderate westerly wind will veer south-westerly in the evening
Max Temp = 7 degC
Min Temp = 6 degC
Sunrise at 06:18
Sunset at 18:14
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
For most people who are single by choice, the choice was made by everyone else : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Dana Lyons - Cows With Guns
bridal bouquet is a fertility symbol and to ward off evil, and
gradually replaced the Roman custom of carrying herbs like garlic and
9. ZEN WISDOM
can we create the greatest value amidst a reality that is impermanent
and in constant flux? By making the greatest possible difference.