Monday, 16 August 2010

MONDAY 16th AUGUST 2010 09:00(BST)

THIS DAY IN WW2 (16.8.40)
Over Britain... The Luftwaffe flies 1715 sorties and the RAF 776. In the fighting the Germans lose 45 planes and the British 21 in the air and a number on the ground. Among the targets attacked by the Germans are several Fighter Command airfields and these are quite heavily damaged.

In Berlin... Hitler intervenes in the quarrel between his army and naval staffs as to whether the invasion of Britain should be conducted on a broad front, as the army prefers or the narrow front more suited to naval limitations. He orders them to reach a compromise. The army has previously talked of using 40 divisions in the first three days of the operation, but now consider using 13.

Over Italy... The RAF sends attacks against Fiat works in Turin and the Caproni works in Milan.

In Washington... Roosevelt announces that there have been conversations with the UK on the acquisition of bases for western hemisphere defense. He does not disclose as yet that Britain wants some old US destroyers in return.

In East Africa... In British Somaliland the British forces begin to embark at Berbera for evacuation to Aden.

TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging and marketing like mad, client and follow-up.

TODAY'S THOUGHT
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Wisdom does not make you immune to getting pissed off!

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is the anger you feel really you?

TODAY'S ONELINER
Why did Captain Kirk pee on the ceiling?
He wanted to go where no man had ever gone before : D

GARY'S ALL TIME BOTTOM 100 HITS
6. DONNY OSMOND - Puppy Love
I hated this ghastly ditty as a child and hate it even more now I'm a grumpy old giffer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8NAKBr1g50

TRIVIA
England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th, 1752. 11 days disappeared.

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Today I will continually return to my inner self and rest in its guidance.

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