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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (19th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet Samland Group attacking around Koenigsberg
German 4th Army is attempting to break out of Koenigsberg pocket with Kriegsmarine support
6th Army of Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front attacks the German garrison in Breslau
German 4th Panzer Army attacks against Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front along the Bobr River are halted
U-676 is sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Finland
Himmler attempts to initiate discussions on a peace deal via Count Bernadotte of Sweden
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army is fighting house-to-house in Goch
US 3rd Army captures
Masthorn, Ober Uttfeld and Nieder Uttfeld, Herzfeld, Hommerdingen,
Freidlingerhohe, Nusbaum, Niedergegen, Stockem, Wincheringen,
Oberleuken, Keblingen, Faha, and Munzingen
US 7th Army captures Kleinblittersdorf and fights its way into Forbach
10th Mountain Division of US 5th Army attacks around Monte Belvedere and Monte Gorgolesco
In the Pacific...
On Luzon, On Luzon, US 6th Army continues heavy artillery attacks in Manila and advancing into the Bataan peninsula
Rock Force of US 6th Army is assaulting Japanese positions on Corregidor Island with heavy air and naval support
Americal Division of US 8th Army is mopping up Japanese positions around Villaba on Leyte Island
Detachments of X Corps of US 8th Army land on Samar Island and Capul Island
USN Task Force 53 lands USMC V Amphibious Corps on Iwo Jima - 4th Marine Division is landed on the northern flank by USN Task Group 53.2, 5th Marine Division, including Ira Hayes, is landed on the southern flank by USN Task Group 53.1 - General Kuribayashi's Japanese 109th Infantry Division begins a fierce defence of the island
Chinese 30th Infantry Division of Northern Combat Area Command enters Hsenwi unopposed
Japanese forces launch counterattacks against the Indian 15th Corps beachhead around Ruywa
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by 12 V-2 rockets
Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Munster, Rheine, Wesel, Siegen and targets of opportunity in Germany by US 8th Air Force
Vienna and military targets in Austria by US 15th Air Force
Wesel, Bohlen and Erfurt, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London by 12 V-2 rockets
Maribor, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Po Valley, Italy on transportation targets and supply depots by US 12th Air Force
Fiume and Pola, Italy by US 14th Air Force
Miri Airfield, Borneo by US FEAF
Likanan Airfield, Mindanao Island by US 7th Air Force
Koshun and Takao airfields and military targets on Formosa by US FEAF
Chichi Jima and Haha Jima by USN aircraft
Tokyo and military targets in Japan by US 20th Air Force
Kuala Lumpur, Malaya by US 20th Air Force
China transportation targets around Chiuchiang, Hsuchang, Lung Hai, and Tsinpu by US 14th Air Force fighters - Japanese vessel Zuiho Maru is sunk by aircraft on the Yangtze River
Burma Japanese positions, supply depots, and other targets at multiple locations throughout Burma by US 10th Air Force fighters
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Client follow up
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Non-followed eliminated =0
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 2
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Yesterday was devoted to Missus and it was great to make her day.
However the shine was slightly dulled by a Daughter bombshell. Daughter's graduation ceremony is optional and costs £100. Daughter has decreed to Missus that if we don't stump up the cash, she's not going. There seems no depths to which this ghastly woman will not sink to in order to extort cash from her mother, fully prepared to deprive her mother of this major milestone experience over money she's got anyway and we haven't.
I finally agreed on a compromise suggested by Missus herself - we'll go halves, from cash out of the Christmas pot. If Daughter still won't budge she can fuck off! Personally I hope she doesn't agree - that's £50 saved!
With expensive dental treatments for Missus recently needed, finances look poorly - the latter of course I accept as the way it is - I won't sacrifice Missus' wellbeing on the grounds of cost.
So much for the story of my character - my intention is not to get "lost" in it however. Of late my mind has regained the calm that comes with higher Consciousness and the intention is to keep it there. That means giving adequate "time out" from the drama of my character, via sleep and meditation.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you understand what "being yourself" really means?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Blustery showers until dusk, dry and cloudy thereafter
A moderate south-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 7 degC at 11am
Min Temp = 3 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 07:19
Sunset at 17:24
Moon: New Moon - start of the lunar year - moonless sky
Weathertrack: A cold front will cross Britain today, followed by rainy troughs
Air Pressure: 1017 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I had amnesia once - maybe twice :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Al Murray on the Taliban
Though a liquid suspension, it qualifies as a tissue - When the body is at rest, it takes only six seconds for the blood to
go from the heart to the lungs and back, only eight seconds for it to
go the brain and back, and only 16 seconds for it to reach the toes
and travel all the way back to the heart.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Genuine happiness is found in courage. Courage is the gateway to happiness.