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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (14th October
On the Russian Front...
14th Army of Soviet Karelian Front fights its way into Petsamo
Soviet 3rd Baltic Front is fighting its way into Riga
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front attacks towards Debrecen
Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front and Tito's partisans encircle Belgrade and begin assaulting into the city
German forces evacuate Nis
Kriegsmarine cruisers Prinz Eugen and Lutzow and destroyers Z-25, Z-35, and Z-36 bombard Soviet positions around Memel
In the Arctic...
German repair ship Sudmeer is sunk by Soviet aircraft
Norwegian vessel Standard is sunk by RN submarine Viking
Hitler sends General
Burgdorf and General Maisel to give Rommel the choice between suicide or
public trial and execution for his part in July 20th plot. Rommel chooses suicide.
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army attacks the Breskens pocket
US 1st Army fights its way into Aachen
French 1st Army clears Foret de Gehan and captures Cornimont
British 2nd Parachute Brigade drops at Megara airfield
Leading elements of British forces enter Athens, finding the German garrison already evacuated - they are instead welcomed by cheering crowds.
Free Greek forces land on Samos Island and Italian garrison subsequently surrenders
British 8th Army captures Monte dei Pini, Bulgaria village, and San Angelo
General Bernard Freyberg returns from medical leave and resumes command of NZ 2nd Infantry Division
US 5th Army attacks around Grizzana, Monterumici, Querceta, Gesso, and Monte la Pieve
In the Atlantic...
Kriegsmarine anti-submarine vessel UJ-1411 is sunk by a mine off St Nazaire
RCN frigate Magog is severely damaged by U-1223 and subsequently written off.
In the Pacific...
Japanese communication vessel No. 128 sunk by RN submarine Sturdy off the East Indies
Japanese vessel Nanrei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Angler off the Philippines
Japanese vessel Fushimi Maru sunk by USN submarine Bonefish off the Philippines
Japanese vessels Eikyo Maru and Nittetsu Maru are sunk by USN submarine Dace
Japanese aircraft launch 419 sorties against USN Task Force 38. A carrier (Hancock), two light cruisers (Reno and Houston) and a destroyer (Cowell) are damaged
Today's Air Raids...
Saarbrucken, Kaiserslautern, Cologne and Blechhammer, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Duisburg, Germany in two "thousand bomber" raids by RAF Bomber Command
Brunswick, Hanover and Berlin, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London by four V-2 rockets
Bratislava and Nove Zamky, Czechoslovakia by US 15th Air Force
Hungary on railways and airfields by US 15th Air Force
Maribor Bridge, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Pagan Island by US 7th Air Force
Balikpapan Oilfield, Borneo by US FEAF
Ceram Island and Celebes Island by US FEAF
Luzon on airfields and military targets by USN aircraft from Task Force 38.4
Samshui, Kweiping, Hsinganhsien, Konghow, and Tajungchiang, China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Online promotional work
Nursing poorly family members!
Twitter Followers = 1,812 (down 2)
Nonfollowed Eliminated = 3
Unfollowers Eliminated = 0
New Followers = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With both the other family members off sick, it's turning into an unusual week, but what I've lost in time to myself I've regained in not having to do any significant catering. If anything, I seem to have made a profit in available time!
It has occurred to me that if I get ill, we may have a problem! Indeed, I have awoken with a sore throat, but I have every intention of fighting off infection, so far as its down to my will.
With time and space reasonably abundant, I have ample opportunity to keep my consciousness at the level of Higher Awareness and to generally self-develop.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you ready to exploit all the opportunities that come your way today?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Persistent drizzle until late afternoon
Damp and overcast thereafter
A strong north-easterly wind will gradually ease
Max Temp = 10 degC
Min Temp = 8 degC
Sunrise at 07:32
Sunset at 18:13
Weathertrack: A very large depression in the Mid-Atlantic will extend over Britain and merge with a weak depression in the North Sea
Air Pressure: 1005 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I went on holiday and the beach was covered in cakes, blancmange, crumble,
fruit pies and custard. Apparently, it was a dessert island. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Frankie Boyle Live At The Referendum
The largest number of fatalities ever in a production of a film occurred during the shooting of the 1931 film Viking.
Twenty-seven people died, including the director and
cinematographer, when a ship they were shooting from exploded in the
ice off the coast of Newfoundland.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The courage to meet and talk with people is absolutely crucial. Choosing
dialogue is itself the triumph of peace and of humanity.