J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

February 24, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
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Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to Army General Popov and Govorov

Troops of the 2nd Baltic Front, directly assisted by troops of the Leningrad Front, developing their offensive in difficult conditions of forest and swamp areas, today, February 24, as a result of a vigorous attack, captured the town and important railway junction of Dno, a powerful strongpoint of German defences in the Pskov direction.

In the fighting to capture the town of Dno, distinction was won by troops under Lieut.-Gen. Korotkov, Lieut.-Gen. Roginsky, Maj.-Gen. Stepanenko and Maj.-Gen. Rozhdestvensky; artillerymen under Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Kupri-yanov and Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Petropavlovsky; and tankmen under Col. Pshenetsky and Col. Urbanov.

To commemorate the victory, theunits and formations which particularly distinguished themselves in the fighting to liberate the town of Dno will be recommended to bear the name of Dno and to be awarded orders.

Today, February 24, at 21.00 (Moscow time), the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 12 artillery salvoes from 124 guns our gallant troops which captured the town of Dno.

For excellent military operations I express ray thanks to all the troops under your command which took part in the fighting to liberate the town of Dno.

Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the struggle for the freedom and independence of our Motherland!

Death to the German invaders!

Marshal of the Soviet Union
Supreme Commander-in-Chief