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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (23rd June
On the Russian Front...
Soviet Karelian Front advances as Finnish forces withdrawing to U Line north of Lake Ladoga
Soviet Leningrad front is still held around Viipuri
German Army Group Centre is already starting to collapse.
Soviet 1st Baltic Front and 3rd Byelorussian Front drive back German 3rd Panzer Army and isolate LIII Korps in Vitebsk.
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front opens offensive against German 4th Army, attacking toward Orsha and Mogilev
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front launches probing attacks on German 9th Army
In Stockholm, Sweden...
The Finnish representative is informed that Moscow requires Finland to surrender before there can be a peace settlement.
In the Baltic...
Kriegsmarine ASW vessels UJ-307 and UJ-2306 are sunk by mines
German General Eduard Dietl is killed in an air crash
In Normandy, France...
The storm finally subsides and the offloading of supplies and heavy air support resumes.
Sword beach is hit by increased German artillery fire
British 2nd Army makes attacks from the Orne bridgehead
VII Corps of US 1st Army assaults Cherbourg
The last three Kriegsmarine S-boats at Cherbourg evacuate to St Malo overnight
In the English Channel...
RN cruiser Scylla is written off and RN minesweeper Persian & Norwegian destroyer Glaisdale are damaged by mines
Norwegian vessel Nesttun is damaged by an explosion off Normandy
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-79 is sunk by Allied aircraft off Boulogne
RN 14th MTB Flotilla and 35th MTB Flotilla attacks a German convoy overnight, sinking a gun ferry and three coastal transports
Kriegsmarine 2nd S-Boat Flotilla conducts minelaying operations overnight, but driven off by RN destroyer patrols
British 8th Army attacks around Chiusi and Monte San Croce
US 5th Army continues to advance slowly against German delaying positions on Route 1 and along the Orcia River
General Robert Frederick
departs 1st Special Services Force to take command of 1st Airborne Task
Force for the invasion of southern France
In the Pacific...
US V Amphibious Corps are attacking to clear northern part of Saipan
Japanese aircraft attack US warships and shipping off Saipan overnight
On Biak Island, US 41st Infantry Division continues attacks against Japanese positions around Mokmer airfield
In New Guinea...
In Arare sector, US 6th Infantry Division is heavily engaged around Lone Tree Hill
Chiang Kai-shek agrees to allow US observers to be attached to Mao's communist units
Operation To-Go (Hengyang Operation):
Elements of Japanese 11th Army advancing toward Hengyang
Indian 77th LRP Brigade and Chinese 114th Infantry Regiment attack Mogaung
Japanese 33rd Infantry Division attacks Indian 17th Infantry Division in the Bishenpur sector south of Imphal
Today's Air Raids...
Bremen, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
V-Weapons sites, Northern France by US 8th and 9th Air Forces and RAF Bomber Command
English Channel minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Ploesti Oilfield and Giurgiu, Romania by US 15th Air Force
Nis, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Pagan Island by Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 58.1
Koror Island, Yap Island and Woleai Atoll by US FEAF
Truk Atoll and Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Manokwari and Wewak, New Guinea by US FEAF
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US FEAF
Hankow, Tungting Lake, and military targets by US 14th Air Force
Myitkyina and military targets in Northern Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
My recent early mornings seemed to be paid for yesterday when I settled into meditation at 2pm yesterday and the next thing I knew it was 5.30pm! All this is very healthy and keeping my mind in balance. Keeping focus on peace of mind is also paying off - I have found that visualization is hard work but "feelingization" comes to me much easier.
I am of course vulnerable to circumstances, but in fair circumstances my mind is very much in the right place, making life generally blissful. I am confident that continued determined and relentless pursuit of this focus will lead to my objective of an intuitive-driven experience where ego is simply the lens through which consciousness is focused.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What does your ideal life feel like?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny in the morning
Showers, some heavy, arrive in the afternoon and will persist until mid-evening
Dry thereafter and clear overnight
Max Temp = 18 degC
Min Temp = 12 degC
Sunrise at 04:36
Sunset at 21:42
Jetstream: Running northwest to southeast over Scotland and drifting slightly south.
Weathertrack: High pressure west of Ireland will remain static but lose intensity. A depression over the Faroe Islands will track east towards the Shetland Islands
Air Pressure: 997 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I flirted with disaster last night - now disaster won’t stop texting me. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - The Dark Knight Rises
For all their sophisticated civilisation, the life expectancy for ancient Greek women was 36, and the average for
males was 45. Of the children born, only half survived infancy.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Friendship is the most genuinely humane relationship of which we are
capable. To be understood and appreciated for oneself is a vital
experience in life.