J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

June 27, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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Order of the Day, addressed to Army-General Chernyakhovsky, announces that troops of the Third Byelorussian Front, developing their offensive, on June 27, as a result of a swift outflanking manoeuvre combined with a frontal attack, captured the town and operationally important railway junction of Orsha, powerful bastion of German defence covering the Minsk direction.

The Order mentions 50 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 20 salvoes was fired by 224 Moscow guns.