Tuesday, 15 June 2010

WEDNESDAY 16th JUNE 2010 07:55(BST)

THIS DAY IN WW2 (16.6.40)
In France... Reynaud has lost the support of his Cabinet and resigns. Petain is chosen to replace him.

In London... France asks Britain to be released from the obligation not to make a separate peace. In return the British make an offer to establish a state of union between the two countries, but this rather wild scheme is rejected by the French.

On the Western Front... Dijon is taken and to the east Guderian's units have reached the Saone. The Maginot Line is breached near Colmar in Alsace. On the Channel coast there are more evacuations. From St. Malo during the next two days 21,474 Allied troops are taken off and from Brest 32,584. The evacuations from St. Nazaire and Nantes take three days and carry 57,235 away but over 3000 are lost when the Lancastria is sunk by German bombers.

In Vilnius... A new, pro-Soviet, government is installed in Lithuania.

From Moscow... Similar demands are made of Estonia and Latvia.

TODAY IN MY LIFE
Back at the keyboard after a WHOLE DAY away - most unusual. Refreshed and re-energised, lotsa people to contact and things to blog.

TODAY'S THOUGHT
You are offered an infinity of ideas. Choose those that fit best and where none do, make your own!

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I see my refined approach to life making a difference

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Victim, Sinner, Observer, Creator - which are you?

TODAY'S ONELINER
I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

GARY'S 100 CLASSIC ALBUMS YOU MUST OWN No.61
JUDAS PRIEST - Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
For my money the best album from this iconic metal outfit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWhInhE6emE

TRIVIA
The phrases "break the ice" "forever and a day" "It was Greek to me" "in a pickle" "Knock Knock! Who's there?" and "wild-goose chase" were all invented by William Shakespeare.

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Wherever I am today, by word, thought and deed I will make a difference.

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