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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (28th April
Ribbentrop establishes Foreign Ministry office for Anti-Jewish Action Abroad with the Grand Mufti of Palestine and Rashi Ali as advisers
The French Resistance sabotages the Renault vehicle plant near Paris
In the English Channel...
Kriegsmarine 5th and 9th
S-Boat flotillas attack eight USN LSTs escorted by corvette Azalea and
destroyer Saladin conducting landing exercises at Lyme Bay, sinking
LST-507 and LST-531, with 600 personnel killed.
RCN destroyer Athabaskan is sunk by Kriegsmarine torpedo boat T-24, which is itself then attacked by RCN destroyer Haida and run aground overnight
The Beginning of the mass-transport of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz
(Peking-Hankow Operation): 65th Infantry Division of Japanese 13th Army
continues a diversionary raid, advancing toward Liushihlipu, whilst Japanese 12th Army advances toward Hsuchang
Joint US-Chinese task force opens a drive on Myitkyina by advancing toward Ritpong
Chinese 38th Infantry Division advances toward Wala
Chindit columns are ordered to begin withdrawing northward to establish a new base at Blackpool near Pinbaw
British 2nd Infantry Division attacking the Japanese 31st Infantry Division at Kohima
Indian 1st Infantry Brigade captures Shongpei northeast of Imphal
Indian 17th Infantry Division are engaged with Japanese 33rd Infantry Division around Bishenpur southwest of Imphal
Today's Air Raids...
Oslo, Norway by RAF Bomber Command
Hamburg, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
V-Weapons Sites and military targets, Northern France by US 8th Air Force
Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France by US 9th Air Force
St-Medaed-en-Jalles, France by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France military targets by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Portsmouth, England by the Luftwaffe
Italy on harbours and transportation routes by US 15th Air Force
Mille Atoll and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Biak Island, the Wakde Islands and military targets in New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 5th Air Force
Chengchow, Yangsin, and Nanchang, China on Japanese positions by US 14th Air Force
Mogaung and the Arakan, Burma by US 10th Air Force
India on ab Allied transport column by Japanese Aircraft
Kohima and Imphal, India on Japanese positions by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Weekend Job - Grievance Meeting
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
A return to structure and fresh initiatives with the end of the Easter holiday will be delayed somewhat as the week is broken up by matters arising, specifically the much-delayed Grievance Meeting concerning the Weekend Job which requires a special trip out, and Missus' Endoscopy and recovery on Tuesday/Wednesday. I will make best use of the fragmented time as I can, relying on intuition to prioritise.
A long-running but managed malaise feels like it's lifting as I move on from recent disappointments and frustrations. Good things often result from challenging times and I have picked up a very simple mind-management technique - breathe slower and deeper. It really does seem to help the Grounding process.
I am confident going into this week that the Grievance Meeting will result in victory and the endoscopy will show that Missus is fine on the inside. But it isn't certain! I expect the best but will respond accordingly to whatever results.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you prepared for the challenges you are facing?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and mild throughout with sunny periods
Mainly clear overnight
Max Temp = 15 degC
Min Temp = 8 degC
Sunrise at 05:38
Sunset at 20:32
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I'd like to have more self-esteem, but I don't deserve it.
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
QI - Stealing bikes and murdering Spaniards
The first full work of fiction about a vampire in English was John Polidori’s influential The Vampyre,
which was published incorrectly under Lord Byron’s name. Polidori
(1795-1821) was Byron’s doctor and he based his vampire on Byron.
9. ZEN WISDOM
To be understood and appreciated for oneself is a vital experience in life.