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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (8th August
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 1st Baltic Front captures Krustpils
German Gruppe Bach gradually gaining ground in Warsaw and breaking Polish Home Army defenders into isolated pockets
Field Marshal Erwin von
Witzleben, General Erich Hoepner, Paul von Hase, Peter Yorck von
Wartenburg, Helmuth Stieff, Robert Bernardis, Friedrich Klausing, and
Albrecht von Hagen are convicted of participation in the July 20th bomb plot and
are executed by hanging by wire nooses from meathooks
Still recuperating from wounds suffered in an air attack, Rommel is transferred from a Paris hospital to his home
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army attacking toward Falaise
British 2nd Army attacks around Conde-sur-Noireau and Thury-Harcourt
German panzer ace Michael Wittman is killed in a counterattack around Hill 122
German attacks around Mortain continue, but US 1st Army begins to recover the initiative
US 3rd Army attacks into St Malo, captures Le Mans, and advances toward Angers and Nantes
VIII Corps of US 3rd Army issues a demand for the garrison of Brest to surrender
General Vandenberg takes command of US 9th Air Force
In the English Channel...
US vessel Ezra Weston and RCN corvette Regina are sunk by U-667
Kriegsmarine patrol vessel V-241 is sunk by RN SGBs overnight
Kriegsmarine Linsen explosive boats are deployed unsuccessfully against Allied warships and shipping off Normandy beaches overnight
Zionist extremists unsuccessfully attempt to assassinate the British High Commissioner Harold MacMichael
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel No. 6 Tama Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sterlet
USN destroyers Gansevoort and Bancroft bombard Maloelap Atoll in combination with attacks by USN aircraft
On Guam, US III Amphibious Corps clears Mount Santa Rosa and Japanese resistance collapses into isolated pockets
General Fang Hsien-Chueh and remnants of his
Chinese 10th Army surrender, and Japanese 11th Army captures Hengyang
RN battleship Valiant is severely damaged when a floating dock collapses at Trincomalee
Today's Air Raids...
Cologne, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Foret de Chantilly oil facilities and V-Weapons sites in France by RAF Bomber Command
Falaise, V-Weapons sites and transportation routes by US 8th Air Force
Southern France on military targets by US 12th Air Force
Bay of Biscay minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Bizau and Zilistea airfields, Romania by US 15th Air Force
Northern Italy on supply dumps, bridges, and transportation lines by US 12th Air Force
Ponape Island and Truk Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Yap Island and Gagil-Tomil Island and airfields on Halmahera Island by US FEAF
Hengshan, Hengyang, Siangtan, Amoy, and Swatow, China by US 14th Air Force
Northern Burma on military targets by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
After abundant laptop time yesterday, today will be more varied and Missus orientated. It is a case of continuing to savour and appreciate every moment of this "Golden Age". I see my main role as a facilitator of happiness and purveyor of wisdom, first and foremost to Son and Missus, and to others as circumstances allow.
Over and above this there is a continued need to maintain vigilance against dark forces external and internal, but fortunately at the present moment they are very much at beyond the horizon.
It's wonderful to see all my learning now bearing the fruit of joy. I intend to keep that joy fresh by continuing to learn and by making a difference.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you using what you've got to acquire more?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy start
Showers, some very heavy thereafter with some sunny intervals.
Showers will move away after dusk and it will be dry overnight
A generally moderate and easterly wind will swing westerly overnight
Max Temp = 18 degC
Min Temp = 11 degC
Sunrise at 05:32
Sunset at 20:52
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Wearing a turtleneck sweater is like being strangled by a very weak man all day :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Stewart Lee - Russell Brand's wedding
David O. Selznick was fined $5,000 for the line “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” in Gone with the Wind (1939).
The Catholic Legion of Decency gave the movie a B rating, citing
that the film was “morally objectionable in part for all.”
9. ZEN WISDOM
The place where you are now is vital. Never avoid what you must face.
Challenge your circumstances and steadily persevere. The path toward
victory opens from where you stand.