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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (11th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
48th Army of Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front captures Wormditt
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front reaches the Neisse River, encircles Glogau, and assaults Breslau
In Budapest, the remaining German forces attempt to break out
In the Soviet Union...
The Yalta Conference concludes. The key agreements between the Allied powers are:
1. The unconditional surrender of Germany are the only acceptable peace terms.
2. Germany to be "denazified", demilitarized and partitioned into Russian, American, British and French zones of occupation.
3. Germany was to make reparations including forced labour
4. Poland was to have new borders: The Oder-Neisse line in the west, the "Curzon Line" in the east, and free elections in due course.
5. Citizens of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia would be repatriated regardless of their consent
6. A United Nations Organization was to be set up.
7. The Soviet Union would declare war on Japan 2-3 months after the surrender of Germany in return for southern Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, the lease of Port Arthur, and the port of Darien to be internationalized.
8. A "Committee on Dismemberment of Germany" was to be set up to consider the permanent partition of Germany
9.Free elections in all liberated countries
10. Nazi war criminals were to be hunted down and brought to justice.
German gold reserves, amounting to about 100 tons, are moved from Berlin to a salt mine near Eisenach
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army captures Cleve, Materborn, Hau, Hekkens, and Gennep and advances through the Reichswald
US 3rd Army attacks around Pruem, Watzrath, Weinsfeld, Dillingen, Bollendorf, and Echternacherbruck
US 7th Army continues house-to-house fighting in Oberhoffen
French 7th Army has eliminated all German forces west of the Rhine in its sector
Belgian vessel Persier is sunk by U-1018
US 5th Army concludes localized actions in the Serchio valley and along Cinquale canal with little success
USN destroyer McLanahan bombards German positions near French border, but suffers damage from a German shore battery
In the Pacific...
On Luzon, US 6th Army is engaged in heavy house-to house fighting in Manila
USN LST-577 is written off by IJN submarine RO-50 and scuttled off the Philippines.
IJN submarine RO-112 is sunk by USN submarine Batfish off the Philippines
British 14th Army, attacking from the Kyaukmyaung bridgehead on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River north of Mandalay, captures Singu
Remnants of the Japanese garrison evacuate Ramree Island
RN destroyer Pathfinder is damaged by Japanese aircraft south of Akyab, towed to Chittagong and written off.
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by two V-2 rockets
Dulmen, Germany by Us 8th Air Force
London by twelve V-2 rockets
Northern Italy transportation routes and supply depots by US 12th Air Force fighters
Celebes Island by RAAF aircraft
Corregidor Island by US FEAF and US 7th Air Forces
Formosa by US FEAF fighters
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Saigon, Indochina by US 14th Air force - Japanese vessel Shoto Maru is sunk
China Hankow airfield and railway targets at Sinyang, Lohochai, and Hsuchang
Burma on Japanese positions,
supply dumps, and other targets around Pangsang, Taung-gaing,
Panghsapye, Nam Pok, Byaungbyan, Manai, Kutkai, Mongmit, Namun, and
Pangmahe-leng by US 19th Air Force
Rangoon, Burma by US 10th and 20th Air Forces and the RAF
Ramree Island, Burma on Allied shipping by Japanese aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
More Me Time
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
This character is very much in "just get on with it" mode - I know who I am, what I am, what I'm doing and why I'm doing it - and I'm making a difference! My preference is for every day to start like this!
As always, getting the most out of this character experience requires a quiet mind, so all disciplines will be employed to keep it that way.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you know who you are, what you are, what you're doing and why you're doing it?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, cool and very cloudy throughout with a light south-westerly wind throughout
Max Temp = 3 degC at 3pm
Min Temp = 1 degC at 9am
Sunrise at 07:35
Sunset at 17:08
Weathertrack: High Pressure will move away rapidly into Europe, leaving Britain in a dry col
Air Pressure: 1026 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I always say 60 is the new 40, but the traffic policeman didn't agree :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Al Murray on Australia, British weather motor racing and Spain
Most people make a decision regarding a person’s attraction within three seconds of meeting.
9. ZEN WISDOM
When facing adversity, we may think we’ve reached our limit, but
actually the more trying the circumstances, the closer we are to making a
breakthrough. The darker the night, the nearer the dawn. Victory in
life is decided by that last concentrated burst of energy filled with
the resolve to win.