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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (14th April 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 3rd Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front is attacking remnants of German 4th Army in Samland, with most defenders retreating to Pillau (Baltiysk)
Kriegsmarine minesweeper R-126 is sunk by a mine
In Allied-occupied Germany...
SHAEF reports it is attempting to cope with more than a million displaced persons
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army captures Zwolle, most of Arnhem,, attacks Groningen, reaches the Kusten Canal, and advances toward Apeldoorn and Meppel
British 2nd Army advances toward Bremen and Soltau and fights its way into Uelzen
US 9th Army closes up to the Elbe River and continues to reduce the Ruhr pocket
US 1st Army is reducing the Ruhr pocket, attacking the encircled German 11th Army in the Harz Mountains, and advancing toward Dessau
US 3rd Army captures Zeitz and fights its way into Bayreuth
US 7th Army is advancing toward Nuremberg
French 1st Army clearing the Black Forest
Former German chancellor and ambassador to Turkey Franz von Papen is captured by US troops
Czechoslovak 1st Armored Brigade attacks the German garrison of Dunkirk
French Army Detachment of the Atlantic begins clearing the German garrisons from Pointe de Grave south of the mouth of the Gironde and at Royan north of the mouth of the Gironde
U-235 is mistakenly sunk by Kriegsmarine torpedo boat T-17
U-1206 suffers malfunction, runs aground off Scotland, and scuttles
British 8th Army captures Imola and attacks around Bastia and Argenta
US 5th Army opens major offensive into the valley of the Po River, attacking around Montese, Torre Iussi, Rocca di Roffeno, Suzzano, and Vergato
In the Atlantic...
Belgian vessel Airman is sunk by U-857
In the Pacific...
Off the East Indies:
Japanese vessel Kako Maru and IJN sub chaser No. 1 Shonan Maru are sunk by USN submarine Gabilan
In the South China Sea:
IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-11 is sunk by patrolling Allied aircraft
USN submarine Snook vanishes presumed sunk
US 6th Army is attacking around San Francisco and Monglo
US 10th Army's III Amphibious Corps is attacking Japanese 32nd Army in the Motobu peninisula and XXIV Corps is preparing for new attacks against the Shuri Line
Several USN ships are damaged but none sunk by kamikaze attacks
East China Sea:
USN submarine Tirante sinks Japanese vessel Jusan Maru, IJN escort vessel Nomi and IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 31
Generals Eaker and Chennault meet at Kunming to discuss air reinforcements
British 14th Army captures Yamethin and Gwegyo
Today's Air Raids...
Potsdam, Kuxhaven and Berlin, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Klagenfurt and transportation lines in Austria by US 15th Air Force
Aviglia, Spilimbergo, Malcontenta, Palmanova and military targets in Italy by US 15th Air Force
Italy on transportation lines and other targets in the Po valley and throughout northern Italy by US 12th Air Force
Tigatto, Mindanao Island by US 7th Air Force
Formosa on airfields by US FEAF
Loyang, Shanghai and military targets in China by US 14th Air Force
Burma on Japanese positions, supply depots, transportation lines, and other targets around Tawnghkam, Nawng-hkam, Mong Kung, Loi-makhkawn, Nawngkaw by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Client prep and session
Twitter Followers = 1,904 (down 3)
Non-followed eliminated = 5
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 1
@martin_dodd, @vijaybdxit, @Louise_M_Watson
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
All this I accept philosophically as part of growing older - it doesn't spoil my quality of life. I'm much more bothered about the loss of my 20/20 vision and becoming long-sighted. It's most frustrating indeed being unable to read (and type this!) without glasses which I now have to carry everywhere.
Of course, life is a temporary experience and everything you acquire you must later surrender. This I fully accept and whilst I may be occasionally frustrated, there is no resentment. As Universal Consciousness I would not want to permanently locked within this character and single vector in spacetime anyway, any other incarnation reading this. Before this character ceases I intend to have the experience of feeling it but living outside it, a prolonged enlightenment experience.
4. TODAY's QUESTION FOR YOU
Is there anything you need to accept or let go of?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry throughout, and skies will gradually clear after a cloudy start
A moderate south-westerly will swing to a stronger westerly late morning then slowly ease.
Max Temp = 13 degC at 3pm
Min Temp = 8 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 06:10
Sunset at 20:06
Weathertrack: An anticyclone over Europe will keep England mild and dry
Air Pressure: 1023 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I was going to join the University debating team but I was talked out of it :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jimmy Carr on Jeremy Clarkson
Carcinogens in cigarettes may accumulate in household carpet. Because dogs and cats, not to mention children and infants, spend a great deal of time on the floor, they may be at risk for developing lung cancer in households with cigarette smokers.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Dialogue starts from the courageous willingness to know and be known by others. It is the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity.