J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

June 26, 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 Rokossovsky

Troops of the First Byelorussian Front, continuing their successful offensive, today, June 26, captured the town and large railway junction of Zhlobin, important strongpoint in the German defences in the Bobruisk direction.

In the fighting for the capture of Zhlobin, distinction was won by troops commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Rornanenko, Maj.-Gen. Pichugin, Col. Petrovsky and Col. Massonov; artillerymen commanded by Col. Travkin and Lieut.-Col. Bu-blikov; airmen commanded by Lieut.-Col. Grish-chenko. and pontoon builders commanded by Lieut.-Col. Massik.

To commemorate the victory, the units and formations which particularly distinguished themselves in the fighting for Zhlobin, will be recommended for conferment of the name Zhlobin and for award of orders.

Today, June 26, at 23.00 hours (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 of the First Byelorussian Front, which captured the town of Zhlobin.

For excellent military operations I express: my thanks to all the troops under your command which took part in the fighting for the liberation of Zhlobin.

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