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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (29th April
The French Resistance (The Maquis) sabotages a Dunlop rubber tyre plant. I a radio broadcast, Vichy-French leader Marshal Petain condemns the Resistance.
Australian SOE agent Nancy Wake
parachutes into France overnight and begins a considerable campaign of
Resistance operations and combat alongside the Maquis.
In the Pacific...
Truk Atoll is heavily bombarded and bombed by warships and aircraft from USN Task Force 58
IJN submarine I-174 sunk by USN aircraft and destroyers
USN PT-346 and PT-347 mistakenly sunk by USN aircraft in the Bismarck Sea
Japanese vessel Kunikawa Maru is sunk by a mine off the East Indies
Japanese vessel Takegawa Maru is sunk by USN submarine Bang off the Philippines
USN submarine Halibut bombards Kume Jima in the Ryukyu Islands
Vichy French vessel Song Giang Go severely damaged by USN submarine Flasher and subsequently sinks in the South China Sea
British 2nd Infantry Division and Japanese 31st Infantry Division are engaged at Kohima
Indian 17th Infantry Division are engaged with Japanese 33rd Infantry Division around Bishenpur southwest of Imphal
Today's Air Raids...
Magdeburg, Germany by US 8th Force. 38 of 617 bombers (6%) are lost despite an escort of 814 fighters, but 27 Luftwaffe Fighters are shot down.
Northern France Fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Toulon, France by US 16th Air Force. U-421 is sink in-harbour
St Medard-en-Jalles and Clermont-Ferrand, France by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Plymouth, England by the Luftwaffe
Jaluit Atoll, Truk Atoll and Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Bougainville Island and Buka Island on military targets by US 13th Air Force
Wakde Islands and military targets on New Guinea by RAF Bomber Command
Chiuchiang, China by US 14th Air Force
Prome, Heho, Meza and the Arakan, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Supporting Missus for her Endoscopy
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With victory in my Weekend Job grievance and Missus winning £50 in the staff lottery, as you might expect, morale has lifted and the mind can think clearer. With clearer mind, I am happy that I'm generally doing it right.
There have been many disappointments, failures, losses and defeats, but I'm still standing, still making a difference and now more firmly convinced in my philosophy of life. Know what you really want and never EVER give up until you get it, and always have one dream left to achieve, because it's not the victory, it's the experience of battle that is the whole point.
I will, with the resources and opportunities available continue to make a difference my way until my last breath.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you know what you're doing and why you're doing it?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and mild with sunny spells throughout
Mainly clear overnight
A slight south-easterly breeze will blow throughout
Max Temp = 15 degC
Min Temp = 9 degC
Sunrise at 05:36
Sunset at 20:34
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel really good! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY
Mock The Week - Things You Wouldn't Hear At A School Assembly
Lines you wouldn't hear in an action movie
Cigarette Butts - 12 years
Aluminium Cans - 200 years
Disposable Nappies - 500 years
Polystyrene - 5,000 years
A glass bottle - 1 million years
9. ZEN WISDOM
You must not yoke yourself to nationality or to ethnicity. You must not
think of yourself as powerless, or as “no more than a collection of
matter.” You must not regard yourself as a slave to your genes.
Fundamentally, all human beings have limitless and immense potential.