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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (14th May
In the Baltic...
U-1234 is sunk in an accidental collision
In the North Sea...
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-435 is sunk by RAF aircraft
U-240 vanishes, cause unknown
British 8th Army expands its bridgehead across the Rapido River
US 5th Army, spearheaded by French Expeditionary Corps, advances
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Bisan Maru is sunk by USN submarines Aspro and Bowfin
Japanese vessel Koho Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sand Lance
IJN destroyer Inazuma is sunk by USN submarine Bonefish off the East Indies
On New Britain, Japanese forces reduce the size of their perimeter centred on Rabaul
In New Guinea...
Japanese forces attack US 32nd Infantry Division around Marubian at eastern end of the Aitape beachhead
65th Infantry Division of Japanese 13th Army,
having completed diversionary raid, returns to original positions
Japanese 1st Army captures Hsinan
37th Infantry Division of Japanese 12th Army captures Sunghsien
On the Salween Front:
36th Infantry Division of Chinese Y Force captures Ta-tang
Japanese II/146th Battalion and III/114th Battalion attack Indian 111th LRP Brigade at Blackpool overnight
Today's Air Raids...
Kirkenes, Norway on German shipping by Soviet aircraft
Cologne, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Bristol, England by the Luftwaffe
Italy multiple military targets and transportation routes by US 12th and 15th Air Forces
Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force and USN aircraft
Bougainville Island and Buka Island by US 13th Air Force
New Guinea on military coastal targets by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Southern China on military targets by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Daily disciplines are at the forefront of my mind today. With no "firefighting" to do and plenty of time between the usual chores, there is ample time to give mind, body and spirit a workout.. I am also in need of new ideas to promote my Practice, but this is proving a challenge! I will continue to keep eyes and ears open to opportunities.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you alert for the opportunities that will come your way today?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Sunny for most of the day, cloud builds by mid-evening
A light north-westerly will swing westerly in the evening
Max Temp = 14 degC
Min Temp = 6 degC
Sunrise at 05:07
Sunset at 21:00
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
If at first you don't succeed, don't go skydiving :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
QI - Onomatopoeia
President Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, 1822-1885) smoked
at least 20 cigars a day and, after a brilliant war victory, a nation
of well wishers sent him more than 10,000 cigars. He later died of
9. ZEN WISDOM
People whose hearts are full of gratitude and appreciation are truly
beautiful. A humble heart is the wellspring of great growth and