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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (25th May
In the Arctic...
German vessel Solviken is sunk by Soviet aircraft
In Tarbes, France...
The French Resistance sabotages a factory
In the North Sea...
U-476 is heavily damaged by RAF aircraft and scuttled
U-990 is sunk by RAF aircraft
In the English Channel...
Kriegsmarine gun ferry AF-12 is sunk off Dunkirk by Allied aircraft
German paratroopers attack Tito's headquarters
German 10th Army and 14th Army retreat northward
British 8th Army captures Aquino and Piedimonte
US 5th Army links up with Anzio beachhead and captures Cisterna, Cori, and Monte Arrestino
In the Pacific...
IJN guardboat Daito Maru and Japanese vessel Osaka Maru is sunk by USN submarine Flying Fish
In New Guinea...
US 158th Infantry Regiment advances west toward Sarmi to expand the Arare-Toem beachhead
Japanese 12th Army captures Loyang castle as
remnants of Chinese 15th Army attempt to break out
On the Salween front:
Japanese retreat around Tatangtzu Pass and Chinese Y Force advances
US and Chinese forces engaged with Japanese defenders around Myitkyina
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attacking Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division penetrate the perimeter of the Chindit base at Blackpool. Indian 111th LRP Brigade evacuates the base, opening the Japanese route to Mogaung, Myitkyina, and Kamaing
Japanese 33rd Infantry
Division and Indian 17th Infantry Division are heavily engaged around Buri
Bazar and Bishenpur south of Imphal
Today's Air Raids...
Belgium Liege and military targets by US 9th Army
Fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
US 8th Air Force attacks airfields and rail yards with 859 bombers, of which 4 lost
US 9th Air Force attacks airfields, transportation lines, and other targets
Toulon and Lyon, France by US 15th Air Force
Bihac, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Northern Italy on military targets by US 15th Air Force
Ponape Island by US 5th Air Force
Biak Island by US 5th Air Force
Wewak, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Halmahera Island by US 5th Air Force
Mandalay, Burma by US 10th Air Force
Imphal, India by Japanese aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
Weekend Job meeting prep
Online promotional work
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
After half-a-day yesterday working on it, I am well-prepared with a robust defence for a disciplinary meeting at the Weekend Job which will happen on Tuesday. It just requires some fine-tuning and touching up, which I will do today. I have found it perversely exhilarating. This is probably because it involves fighting a genuine threat to my wellbeing with a risk of failure, yet I have the weapons, the courage and the determination to win. It is the thrill of the contest!
There will be plenty of time today to attend to all the other areas of my life, most importantly to Missus. With Son's social life suddenly taking off, as a couple we have more time to be alone together and consequently ourselves. This coupled with a week off for Missus will hopefully prove invigorating - providing I am successful on Tuesday!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is it time for you to make a stand against injustice?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy start.
Showers, often heavy and prolonged, will arrive by mid-morning.
Skies will clear in the late evening and it will be dry overnight.
A moderate southerly wind will blow throughout
Max Temp = 14 degC
Min Temp = 9 degC
Sunrise at 04:51
Sunset at 21:18
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
When you’re stoned, you can do anything you normally do just as well. It's just that you can't be arsed! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jimmy Carr - From soup to matchmaking
92% of Aztecs were wiped out within a century after the Spanish Conquest, due mainly to European diseases the Spanish brought with them.
9. ZEN WISDOM
One’s true worth as a human being is not a matter of outward appearance
or title but derives from the breadth of one’s spirit. Everything comes
down to faith and conviction. It is what is in one’s heart and the
substance of one’s actions that count.