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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (25th January 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian
Front is fighting its way into Elbing
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front captures Oels, Ostrov, and Goeben and completes the encirclement of Posen
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front launches a new attack in Budapest
Due to unauthorized withdrawals, Hitler replaces Reinhardt with Rendulic as commander of Army Group Centre, and Hossbach with Muller in command of the German 4th Army
Massive naval evacuation
of civilians from East Prussia begins with German passenger liners,
freighters, and smaller vessels, all protected by Kriegsmarine warships
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army captures Linne, Putbroek, Kirchhoven, Horst, and Randerath
US 9th Army captures Brachelen, Himmerich, and Randerath sector overnight
The Battle of the Bulge:
US 1st Army captures Wallerode, Medel, Ambleve, and Mirfeld
US 3rd Army captures Clerf
With the front line restored to the pre-offensive position, the Battle of The Bulge concludes
US 7th Army is heavily engaged around Schillersdorf, Nieffern, Kindwiller, Muhlhausen, Schillersdorf, and Schweighausen. With German forces now entirely on the defensive, Operation Nordwind (the last German offensive launched on the Western Front) concludes.
In liberated Hungary...
The Hungarian provisional government begins war crimes trials
USN destroyer McLanahan bombards German positions near French border
General Joseph Stilwell is appointed Commander of US Army Ground Forces, the US Army's training organization
In the Pacific...
In a reorganization, Admiral Spruance's 5th
Fleet headquarters relieves Admiral Halsey's 3rd Fleet headquarters
commanding USN forces, with all task forces and task groups renumbered
US 6th Army attacking around Bamban, Mabalcat, Bench Mark Hill, and Cataguintingan on Luzon
Japanese troop ship Malay
Maru is sunk by USN submarine Silversides off Kyushu with over 1500 crew
and troops of 12th Infantry Division lost
57th Infantry Brigade of Japanese 20th Army occupies Chenhsien
Chinese 38th Infantry Division clearing the last stretch of Burma Road vulnerable to Japanese attack
Indian 15th Corps captures Mayin on Ramree Island
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by one V-2 rocket
Milan, Italy by US 12th Air Force fighters
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Indochina, Sinapore, Malaya and Thailand extensive offshore minelaying by US 20th Air Force
Peking and railway targets around Kaifeng, Shihkiachwang, Pengpu, and Chingmen, China by US 14th Air Force fighters
Heho Airfield and Japanese positions,
supply depots, and targets of opportunity around Hsenwi, Loi-weng, Ho
hpong, Loi Nan, Tingyet, Mong Tat, Ho-mong, Mong Long, Pangkwai, and
Kutkai, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
Twitter Followers = 1,854 (no change)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 1
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I've now gone 7 days into the low-sugar diet and three into high Chromium, and already my mood feels more stable. My mind is still quite capable of wandering into dark places from which I've had to pull it out a few times, but underlying mood, essential for keeping focused, is calm.
I believe that if my mood remains stable, my potential is limitless! With concentration fully focused, I can wield my powers and talents to the max. After a life that has felt like being thrown into the deep end of the wrong pool, I am very much appreciating wielding so much control over my own destiny.
Still early days of course, but I can definitely feel a difference, so let's see what the forthcoming week brings!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you making the necessary changes to make your life better?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout, rain overnight
A moderate south-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 8 degC at midnight
Min Temp = 4 degC at 7am
Weathertrack: A ridge of high pressure from the south will bring settled conditions, but weak weather fronts will cross Britain overnight driven by a depression to the north
Air Pressure: 1028 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Feminism is like messing about on a Smart Phone - it involves a lot of angry birds :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Melinda Hill on her doctors and her car
The world’s largest stockpile of gold can be found five stories
underground inside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s vault and
it holds 25% of the world’s gold reserve (540,000 gold bars). While it
contains more gold than Fort Knox, most of it belongs to foreign
9. ZEN WISDOM
Keep moving forward, even one or two steps, in your own way. Those who
live out their lives to the fullest, unperturbed by the noisy clamour
around them, are the true winners.