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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (3rd February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Baltic Front make new attacks against German Army Group Courland
Kriegsmarine destroyer Z-25 and two torpedo boats support German 3rd Army around Koenigsberg
Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front attacks along the Baltic coast
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front attacks north toward the Baltic coast
1st Guards Tank Army of Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front attacks Kustrin
Thawing ice on the Oder brings Soviet attacks across the river to a halt
Kriegsmarine torpedo recovery boat TFA-4 sunk by Soviet coastal gunfire
In the Soviet Union...
Roosevelt, Hopkins, Admiral Leahy, and party arrive Saki airfield in the Crimea by air from Malta for the Yalta conference
Mathausen Concentration Camp, Germany...
Soviet POWs unsuccessfully revolt
On the Western Front...
US 1st Army captures Dedenborn, Dreiborn, Herhahn, Einruhr, Berescheid, Ettelscheid, Bronsfeld, and Ramscheid
US 3rd Army attacks around Pruem, Roth, Halenfeld, Buchet, and Bleialf
US 7th Army attacks around Oberhoffen, Drusenheim woods, and Herrlisheim
French 1st Army is mopping up in Colmar and continuing to clear the pocket
British vessel Arley is heavily damaged by a mine and subsequently sinks in tow
U-1279 is sunk by RN frigates Bayntun, Braithwaite, and Loch Eck
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel No. 3 Nanryu Maru is sunk by USN aircraft off Amoy, China
US 6th Army reaches the outskirts of Manila on Luzon
Two battalions of 511th Parachute Regiment of US 11th Airborne Division drop at Tagaytay Ridge south of Manila
IJN river gunboat Karatsu is sunk as a blockship at Manila to prevent a US landing
40th Infantry Division of Japanese 20th Army occupies Nanhsiung
US 5332nd Infantry Brigade of Northern Combat Area Command attacks around Hpa-pen
Today's Air Raids...
Berlin, Magdeburg, and targets of opportunity in Germany by US 8th Air Force
Bottrop, Dortmund, Wiesbaden and Osnabruk, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
London by four V-2 rockets
Antwerp, Belgium by two V-2 rockets
Ijmuiden and Poortershaven U-Boat pens, Holland by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Halmahera Island by RAAF aircraft
Corregidor Island and Mindanao Island by US FEAF
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Burma on Japanese positions, supply dumps, and other targets around Kyaung-hen, Mongkyet, Hsipaw, Hsenwi, Nasang, Konghsa, and Hkaihsi by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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Quality Missus Time
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Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 2
Spammers not followed back = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Tuesdays are golden opportunities to get stuff done. Unfortunately in recent weeks I seem to blink and the day has entirely vanished! I will attempt to be super-conscious today! If the day passes mega-quickly, I intend to be fully aware of what I did with it!
In a change of tactic to keep grounded, in a switch from my ideal situation I am focused on my more primal "ideal feeling" which in my case is sedated! As unusual as this may or may not be, one needs to be true to oneself. If that's how I like to feel, there's no benefit in self-denial. It seems to be working so far as I am relaxed and focused, but time will be the best judge.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you completely honest with yourself?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cold throughout, with plenty of Winter sunshine during the day
A moderate north-westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 2 degC at 2pm
Min Temp = -3 degC at 8am
Sunrise at 07:51
Sunset at 16:52
Weathertrack: High Pressure over the central Atlantic will bring calm settled weather but drag Arctic air south over Britain
Air Pressure: 1006 millibars and rising sharply
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Is a plateau the highest form of flattery? :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Simon Amstell on Tonight Show
The word “tragedy” is Greek for “goat-song” because the original early
Greek tragedies honored Dionysus, the god of wine, and the players
wore goatskins. Tragedies were noble stories of gods, kings, and heroes.
Comedy or “revel,” on the other hand, were about lower-class
characters and their antics.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Your inner life is already endowed with everything you need.