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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (15th January 2015)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front attacks German 2nd Army on the Narew River
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front crosses the Pilica and attacks toward Radom, Lodz, and Posen while encircling Warsaw
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front makes good progress and captures and captures Kielce
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front is still fighting house-to-house in Budapest
With the Western offensives clearly failing and new Soviet offensives in the East, Hitler departs by train from his Adlerhorst headquarters for Berlin
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army captures Blakenhoven
The Battle of the Bulge:
US 1st Army captures Houffalize
US 3rd Army continues attacking the southern flank of the Bulge
US 7th Army is engaged around Bitche, Rittershoffen, and Hatten
British vessel Dalemoor is sunk by a mine
RN escort carrier Thane is written off by U-1172
British vessel Maja is sunk by U-1055
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel No. 5 Kujyo Maru is sunk by patrolling US aircraft off Paramushiru Island
USN destroyer Swanson bombards Rota Island
US 6th Army is expanding the Lingayen Gulf beachhead on Luzon
A detachment of US 8th Army lands on Ponson Island in the Camotes Islands
Elements of US 8th Army and PI guerrillas attacking toward Calapan on Mindoro Island
First US-Chinese convoy from India reaches Myitkyina on the Ledo Road en route to China
RAF aircraft engage Japanese aircraft near Meiktila
In the Indian Ocean...
IJN auxiliary minesweeper No. 1 Kyo Maru sunk by mine off Malaya
Today's Air Raids...
Germany on transportation routes by US 8th Air Force
Vienna, Austria by US 15th Air Force
Recklinghausen and Bochum, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Po Valley and Brenner Pass, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Treviso Marshalling Yards, Italy by US 15th Air Force
Jesselton Airbase, Borneo by US FEAF
Formosa and offshore shipping by USN aircraft from Task Force 38 - two destroyers, two cargo ships and a T-vessel are sunk, three other vessels damaged
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Hankow and towns, bridges, shipping, and targets of opportunity throughout southern China by US 14th Air Force
Wan Pa-Hsa, Burma by US 14th Air force
supply depots, and targets of opportunity around Mong Ngaw, Namhkai,
Mabein, Myitson, Mong Tat, Mong Yok, and Mong Pa, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Online Promotional Work
Quality Missus Time
Twitter Followers = 1,847 (up 1)
Not-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 1
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I have encountered a new phenomenon on social media - the "proxy friend" - folks who rather than directly contribute have a secretary or even a whole team working for them - I find this rather insulting. If I wanted to be a "fan" I would join a fan page, but I don't like people communicating with me like they're the real person when in fact they're the lackey.
JJ Virgin is the latest Facebook "Friend" to be unfriended by me for this condescending practice. If it's not you who's typing, say so up front!
On the therapist front, something of a re-think is going on about how to promote myself. I have not yet reached any conclusions, but meantime I will plug away as best I can - and I WON'T be employing lackeys to compose my posts for me!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you responding in the right way to the new situations you encounter?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Showers arrive mid-morning occasionally wintry
Showers will turn to heavy rain with strong winds by evening
Rain will break up into showers before midnight and slowly pass away overnight
A moderate south-westerly will become strong over the afternoon until midnight, then will turn westerly as it eases back
Max Temp = 5 degC at 6am
Min Temp = 2 degC at 4pm
Sunrise at 08:17
Sunset at 16:16
Weathertrack: A strong stormy depression will pass just north of Britain today
Air Pressure: 977 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I'd be in great shape if I was a potato :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Michael Mcintyre on Snowy Weather and Christmas Food
When the Roman Empire began to fall, inflation dramatically increased.
Between A.D. 200 - 280, the price of a bale of wheat rose from 16 to
9. ZEN WISDOM
It takes courage to become happy—courage to remain true to one’s
convictions, courage not to be defeated by one’s weaknesses and
negativity, courage to take swift action to help those who are