The Southern Front

The Fight Against Wrangel

Order No.239

By the Chairman of the Revolutionary War Council of the Republic to the 13th Army and the 2nd Mounted Army, August 30, 1920, No.239, Aleksandrovsk

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To be read to all companies, squadrons, batteries and task-forces
Comrade Red Army men, commanders, commissars!

Having arrived on your front from Caucasia, I bring you fraternal greetings from the Red fighters on the Caucasian front, who have just dealt a mortal blow to the substantial forces which Baron Wrangel had landed on the coast of the Kuban. Wrangel’s attempt to raise the Kuban and the Don against workers’ and peasants’ Russia ended in collapse. It now depends on you to strike a mortal blow on the Crimean front as well, at the German baron in the service of French capital. Your two armies, the 13th Army and the 2nd Mounted Army, are operating with ever increasing success. The workers’ and peasants’ country watches you with an attentive eye. It is supplying you with plentiful reinforcements and necessary resources. It confidently expects that this time the matter will be carried to a finish, and the Soviet Crimea will be joined forever to the Soviet Ukraine and Soviet Russia.

Fraternal greetings to the brave fighters of the 13th Army and the 2nd Mounted Army!

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