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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (6th December
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front attacks around Ercsi and Vac
Soviet patrol craft BO-230 is sunk by U-365 in the Arctic
On the Western Front...
US 9th Army attacks unsuccessfully around Juelich
US 1st Army is fighting in Huertgen Forest
US 3rd Army crosses the Sarre around Pachten and Dillengen and fights its way into Sarreguemines
US 7th Army is engaged around Montbronn, Meisentha, Mouterhouse, and Mertzwiller
French 1st Army attacks around Ostheim and Guemar
RN destroyer escort Bullen is sunk by U-775
RN cruiser Caledon and escorting warships bombard ELAS positions near Piraeus and Salamis
British 8th Army attacks towards Bologna
In the Atlantic...
U-297 is sunk by RN destroyer Goodall and frigate Loch Insh west of the Orkney Islands
Thermopolis, Wyoming, USA...
The first explosion of a Japanese balloon bomb is observed
In the Pacific...
US 6th Army, attacking toward Ormoc, captures Balogo, Hill 918, and Kang Dagit on Leyte Island
Japanese aircraft land
small teams of paratroopers at US airfields on Leyte Island where they
attempt to destroy planes on the ground
USN submarines Segundo, Trepang, and Razorback attack a Japanese convoy off the Philippines and damage six vessels, three of which subsequently sink
A Japanese relief column moves toward Tonk-wa en route to Bhamo in the Northern Combat Area
Today's Air Raids...
Merseburg, Bielefeld, Minden and targets of opportunity in Germany by US 8th Air force
Graz, Austria by US 15th Air Force
Leuna, Osnabruk, Giessen and Berlin, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Sopron and Szombathely, Hungary by US 15th Air Force
Brod and Zagreb, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Boeroe Island, Celebes Island, and Halmahera Island by US FEAF
Negros Island, Mindanao Island and offshore shipping by US FEAF
supply dumps, transportation lines, and other targets around Namhkai,
Mongmit, Bawgyo, Hsenwi, Banmauk and Namhkam, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Short Missus Time
Shift 2 of the Weekend job
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I seem to have finally fought off my low mood. I know that the bodymind is primarily affected by focus, so I kept mine on gratitude and t seemed to do the trick! Of course, moods come and go anyway but good focus certainly helps. I have been reminded hat as ell as internal silence, continual focus on gratitude is also essential in personal development.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Have you got your attention in the most beneficial place?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, cold and sunny start
Cloud and wind builds during the day
A steadily strengthening south-westerly wind will blow throughout
Max Temp = 8 degC
Min Temp = -2 degC
Sunrise at 08:08
Sunset at 15:47
Weathertrack: A ridge of high pressure over Britain will collapse overnight as a strong depression over Iceland drives weather fronts, strong winds and following showers across the country on Sunday
Air Pressure: 1027 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
The lights were so bright at the Chinese restaurant, the waiter was asked to dim sum :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Russell Howard's Good News - The Polite Rap
In Greece, the dead are always buried because the Greek Orthodox Church
forbids cremation. Five years after a burial, the body is exhumed
and the bones are first washed with wine and then placed in an Ossuary. This is done in part to relieve the shortage of land in
9. ZEN WISDOM
We are not merely passive pawns of historical forces nor victims of the
past. We can shape and direct history. Renewing faith in the capacity of
people—individually and collectively—to create the future, is the most
pressing task facing us today.